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Sports content manager, NBC Universal, New York

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by playthrough, May 9, 2008.

  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    From mediabistro.com; apply online there.

    NBC Universal
    Industry Internet/Online/New Media
    Job Duration Full Time
    Job Location New York, NY USA

    The Sports Content Manager will manage the Sports, Transit, and other non-news verticals of websites overseen by the NBC Local Integrated Media division. This position is responsible for writing, editing and coordinating distribution of content across these verticals. The position requires working with peers within LIM, internal NBC partners, third party content and technical partners, as well as web staff at local stations in order to deliver compelling content in a timely manner. Specifically:

    -Work with National Features Editor to manage and execute editorial initiatives for the Sports and Transit verticals, as well as ongoing content development across other features verticals in the LIM network of websites.
    -Major Sports focus includes football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and more, with knowledge of players, stats, 3rd party content sources and more.
    -Major Transit focus includes automotive, with additional management of traffic and transit.
    -Develop content in line with editorial voice and calendar, including successfully managing content partner relationships.
    -Handle workflow of content, from ingest to copy-editing to style-guide and journalistic standards adherence to distribution
    -Work with multi-media and promotions team on effectively placing, promoting, and associating multiple content types (text, image, video) for increased traffic opportunities.
    -Work directly with promotions, sales, reporting and technical teams to monitor and manage content verticals, ensuring consistent classification of content, reportability, and successful ongoing delivery of content.
    -Work directly with station web teams to analyze content workflows and develop recommendations for more efficient and effective processes, as well as supporting the gathering, editing and publishing of local content, particularly in breaking-news situations.
    -Provide input into potential content partners, from bloggers to media companies.

    -Minimum two years experience in online content.
    -Degree in English, journalism, media or communications.

    -Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job#: 818288).
    -Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice.
    -Must be willing to work in New York.
    -Must be willing to take drug test and submit to a background investigation.
    -Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
    -Must be 18 years or older.
    -Must have a valid driver's license.

    -Expertise in Sports and Transit.
    -Strong understanding of local sports coverage (including high school sports) and effecting sourcing and management of local commentary
    -Strong knowledge of digital media technology, particularly content-management and web publishing tools, as well as emerging tools and platforms for content distribution.
    -Attention to detail and ability to analyze data in order to make suggestions for operational and editorial enhancements.
    -Outstanding interpersonal and communications (oral and written) skills.
    -Ability to perform in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, to shift priorities quickly among multiple projects, and to be committed to execute deliverables on short notice.
    -Experience in a large media company.
    -Demonstrated ability to create original online content that generates traffic and sales opportunities.
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