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Senior Sports Leader | Alabama Media Group (AL.com)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Izzy Gould, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    Hey there,

    I'm posting this at the request of my soon-to-be former place of employment. It's a great job with great bosses, and a terrific staff. I anticipate they will move quickly, so you should probably do the same if you want to be considered for the position. Good luck.

    -- Izzy

    National-champion level sports leader wanted.

    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 sports leader will also supervise coverage of the dominant Southeastern Conference, and extend reach through pro sports, other college sports, high school sports and more.

    We are a digitally-focused company, seeking a leader to help drive content 24/7 on our statewide site, AL.com. Al.com has an average weekly audience of 4.8 million, 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, e-mail your cover letter, a resume and links to your work and social media presences to mhavard@acsal.com (Sr. HR Manager ACSAL)

    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.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Gosh, for a second there I thought it said "Alabama, where whining is a constant and ...."
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    This job is based where?

    When I was younger, AL.com operated out of Huntsville, but I think it's Birmingham now, yes?
  4. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    That's where Izzy was doing his stuff, from what I understand.
  5. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    I work in Birmingham, and would assume the job would be based here.

    I didn't write the job description, and I'm not involved in the search. I did offer to help the company with any guidance in filling my vacancy.

    -- Izzy
  6. argyle

    argyle New Member

    Izzy, when you were moved into your current position 3 months or so ago it was called "sports manager." Is this the same position or are they tweaking it?
  7. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    It's the same job, just a better sounding title.
  8. Izzy Gould

    Izzy Gould New Member

    I've learned a bit more about the vacancy, and it's my understanding the role/title could vary based on the applicant.

    The company is ambitious and wants to hire the best person available. It's a great opportunity.
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Has it been two months already?
    Roy S. Johnson, formerly of Fitness Magazine, Sports Illustrated, NYT and others was named the Director of Sports today.

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