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Senior Editor/Page 2 for ESPN.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Lynn_Hoppes, May 24, 2010.

  1. Lynn_Hoppes

    Lynn_Hoppes Member

    Department: ESPN.COM
    PAGE 2 Title: Senior Editor
    Job ID: 249790

    Job Responsibilities The Senior Editor, Page 2 for ESPN.com, is an experienced editor who works with other editors, writers, photographers and videographers to develop and maintain the content offering for the site.

    Duties including producing and publishing the site’s features and news using information from reporters, wire services and other outside sources within Page 2. The ESPN.com editor is responsible for making judgments on story play and participating in discussions on packaging content into integrated offerings within Page 2, as well as producing features with potential hooks for the ESPN.com front page.

    Editors are expected to write crisp, clear and concise headlines. Under the direction of the Senior Director for Page 2, the Senior Editor is responsible for merging information from a variety of sources – staff, television, reporters, wire reports, photographers, athletes and industry representatives. The Senior Editor is responsible for fielding all content for Page 2 for ESPN.com.

    Alone or with other sources, the Senior Editor gathers content and coordinates coverage; works to make coverage more comprehensive; works with staff writers and freelancers; generates story ideas; contributes to special features and edits multiple stories, among other duties. The Senior Editor typically edits copy to meet established tone, theme accuracy, style and consistency requirements; writes copy along those same guidelines; enhances existing material; contributes to making the site work and to creating a positive experience for users of ESPN.com. Depending upon specific coverage area or beat, the job may include contributing to the daily content.

    The Senior Editor will be responsible for managing the day-to-day updates on Page 2 and lead the group in the absence of the senior director. The person would be in charge of Page 2 search engine optimization and utilizing analytics to maximize Page 2’s metric performance. The person will spearhead interactivity initiatives and oversee multimedia, with the emphasis on original video. The person also will mentor writers and contributors to improve quality and create/maintain a “users guide” for Page 2’s standards, processes and styles in regards to blogs, articles and multimedia.

    Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree or higher preferred in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field. · Familiarity with most major internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet.

    Required Qualifications: Minimum 10 years of editorial and reporting experience. Has competence in writing, editing and reporting. Has a strong appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool” and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN’s audiences. Has basic news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view. Has a basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software, particularly Content Editor. Strong English grammar and excellent organizational skill, particularly as it applies to grammar and syntax.

    ESPN, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    Apply at this link.

  2. WTH!

    WTH! New Member

    Lynn, is it safe to assume this would be in Bristol?
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