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Senior Managing Producer, Sports | AL.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Izzy Gould, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    Senior Managing Producer, Sports | AL.com

    Can you dominate sports coverage in Alabama, where winning is a constant and football is king 24/7/365? Alabama Media Group is seeking a top-flight sports leader to guide a hard-hitting staff of more than 20 journalists across the state.

    It starts and stays with college football, and we devote extraordinary resources to our top-tier beats -- The University of Alabama and Auburn University, programs among the nation's elite whose success is outstripped only by the enthusiasm of their fans. This Senior Managing Producer of Sports will also supervise coverage of the dominant Southeastern Conference, and extend reach through pro sports, other college sports, high school sports and more.

    We have a commitment to investigative and enterprise reporting, and seek someone with an ability to guide reporters through challenging stories of impact.

    We are a digitally-focused company, seeking a leader to help drive content 24/7 on our statewide site, AL.com, with a loyal and demanding following among Alabama's five million people, and nationwide. We also publish newspapers in the state's three biggest cities -- Birmingham, Mobile and Huntsville.

    This leader is responsible for development and distribution of authoritative content over all platforms that breaks news, delivers constant buzz and offers in-depth analysis, using digital approaches that build and engage audiences. Duties include strategic planning, project execution and supervision of reporters, managing to performance-based metrics for the content team and individual employees.

    To be a good fit for this opportunity, you will need to have:

    • Experience working with video and social networking functionality / technology is highly desirable

    • Self-starter, very detailed oriented and have the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and manage multiple complex projects to on-time delivery

    • Successful experience leading multi-disciplinary teams

    • Solid track record of successfully developing projects through launch

    • Experience creating interactive metrics reports and analyzing their implications

    • Working collaboratively to develop measurement methods, ability to align product offerings with audience

    • Mastery of social media and digital interaction

    • Ability to create and implement strategies to respond to the evolving nature of the industry by experimenting with new models, platforms and ideas to stimulate audience engagement and revenue generation/growth.​

    If you are interested in applying for this role, email your cover letter, a resume and links to your work and social media presences to Director of Content, Izzy Gould: igould@al.com

    Alabama Media Group is a digital media company that operates AL.com, one of the country’s largest local websites, produces television and video programming, and publishes Alabama's three most prominent newspapers: The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile's Press-Register, as well as Birmingham magazine and The Mississippi Press. The company also offers digital marketing solutions – including audience targeting, search engine marketing and social media optimization; plus creative services, data analytics and event sponsorships.

    Alabama Media Group is part of Advance Local, a leading media company comprised of 12 local affiliated news and information websites that rank #1 among local media in their respective markets and more than 30 affiliated newspapers known for their award-winning journalism. Advance Local is part of Advance Publications, along with Condé Nast and American City Business Journals.

    Alabama Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2016
  2. Tater

    Tater New Member

    I am really good at making slideshows and generating clicks. Am I qualified?
    cake in the rain and busch like this.
  3. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    No idea, Tater. I haven't received a resume from someone named Tater. Please send along: igould@al.com. Thanks.
  4. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    One of my dream jobs but being a career desker, I'm not even remotely qualified.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Go away, shithead.
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Cool. But yeah. No one gives a shit.
  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Guessing this guy won't last too long but lordy! Make it go away.
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    He can't handle it.
    Johnny Jackson and BDC99 like this.
  9. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    Thanks to those who have sent applications.

    We're still very early in the process of filling this role, which oversees our statewide sports operation.

    If you have any questions, please contact me: igould@al.com
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