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Senior Editor, Sports News Desk/ ESPN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Claws for Concern, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Company: ESPN
    Position: Sr Editor - Sports News Desk
    Location: Bristol, Connecticut
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Ad Expires: December 20, 2006
    Job ID: 702709

    ESPN , the leader in sports , is seeking a Sr Editor Sports News Desk to join its dynamic editorial team in Bristol , CT

    Sr Editor based in Bristol , CT

    ESPN.com senior news editor is one of the leaders of the ESPN New Media news gathering operation in Bristol, working with rest of ESPN’s news-gathering operations to produce consistent, up-to-date, comprehensive news coverage. The Senior Editor will help prioritize how ESPN.com covers news on a daily basis – making daily, hourly, split-second decisions – and help evaluate, edit and determine news placement on ESPN.com The Senior Editor also works in concert with sports channels editors on breaking news stories on individual sport pages, plus works in concert with the ESPN television news desk. The Senior Editor attends daily news budget meetings, assists with scheduling (along with other news senior editors), and deals with personnel issues and other matters involving Bristol-based news desk.

    Senior Editor is a non-managing job, responsible for creating, developing and managing the content of ESPN.com’s site. The Senior Editor is responsible for creating, developing and managing the content of online editorial sites, typically for one or more major sports / features / news / league pages. In many cases the Senior Editor is the page / beat editor / event editor in charge of a major page or aspect of ESPN.com or the web pages of one or major sports enhancing, editorial content, and typically is Accountable for editing major page(s) of ESPN.com; accountable for the content and style of a major section / sport / feature / news page; is recognized as a distinguished content editor who functions primarily as an individual contributor, typically with the help of a small permanent or freelance staff responsible for more complex assignments such as one or more sports pages with a large scope, high profile or major impact; updates and refreshes the content of assigned site pages throughout the day. Leads the determination of or determines the experience of users of the site, particularly on assigned pages. Coordinates the gathering of content and determine coverage for an assigned page; works to expand assigned page(s) and makes coverage more comprehensive. Using content from ESPN’s networks and other sources, writes content or works with writers / freelancers to create content for assigned sports page(s); may lead a small staff of freelancers

    Required Qualifications

    Typically 5- to 8-years of editorial and reporting experience, preferably at the national level, and is recognized as an editorial and subject matter specialist with good competence in writing, editing and reporting • Has advanced ability to follow and shape stories at all stages of development • Strong English grammar and excellent organizational skills; • Has advanced news journalism experience and keen news judgment; understands sports from a journalistic point of view and may have originally come from a print background • Has a good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool” and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN’s viewers • Has a good understanding of the market positioning and strategies of assigned major sport(s) / events • Familiarity with most major internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet; • Has a advanced understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software • Strong understanding of some or all major sports, as well as a working knowledge of athletes, coaches, league operations and the like. • Bachelors degree or higher required in Journalism, Communications, or a related field. for consideration apply on line at:


    or email henry.x.markosian.-ND@espn.com

    Apply for this position by using the contact information above or by completing the online application below. Mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.
  2. Lollygaggers

    Lollygaggers Member

    That is quite possibly the most comprehensive, yet at the same time confusing, job posting i have seen on this board.
  3. dwp7

    dwp7 New Member

    I'm clueless about the Bristol area... Is the real estate market reasonable to buy a home on an ESPN.com salary (any ballpark guesses, by the way?) or do you live somewhere and commute? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Bristol is the most God-forsaken place on earth. [/Olbermann]

    No ballpark guesses as to the salary, but you can get a decent house for a decent price in that area of CT. Of course, I say "decent" because anything is decent compared to the prices in my out-of-whack area.

    If you were to rent, you'd probably want to be careful about doing so in Bristol, which has its share of run-down areas, but most of the surrounding towns are pretty quiet. Southington's pretty nice, and it's the hometown of all-time looooooooser Carl Pavano! :D
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