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Sports director -- NJ.com (Morristown, NJ)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1525895

    The Sports Director is a new, high-level position at NJ.com that offers a top-flight digital sports thinker the unique opportunity to build and shape our coverage of professional and college teams in the nation’s No. 1 media market. We are greatly expanding our sports coverage, and the Sports Director will lead every aspect of that effort, hiring a team of digital journalists and pushing them to provide definitive, non-stop reporting – both in-season and off-season. This individual will put a premium on the sports staff’s direct engagement with local audiences, participation in social media, and delivery of content across platforms, including mobile. The Sports Director will oversee all sports employees, including online producers and reporters, and also will be the face of the NJ.com sports effort both in the community as well as in our dealings with the leagues, front offices, coaches and athletes we cover.

    Job Functions:

    Increase quality, depth and immediacy of content and community interaction across areas of sports, with a particularly strong emphasis making NJ.com the digital destination of choice for news, analysis and fan engagement around the New York Giants, Jets and Yankees, the New Jersey Devils and Rutgers football.
    Oversee high-level administrative functions, internally and in regard to issues and concerns that may arise with leagues, conferences, individual teams or college administrations.
    Work collaboratively with the NJ.com leadership to set qualitative and quantitative goals for our sports coverage and drive results.
    Connect with users across multiple platforms, including existing and emerging mobile products.
    Attract, retain and motivate top reporting talent in a highly competitive media market.
    Serve as the face of NJ.com pro and college sports coverage on our website, at events and promotions, in social media and other forums.
    Supervise sports producers and reporters.
    Manage to performance-based evaluation standards, for our sports effort a whole and for individual reporters.
    Create visionary staff development and training programs that help our employees excel.

    Required Education, Experience and Skills and Abilities:

    Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree a plus
    Seven to ten years of experience in digital media
    Ability to effectively represent the company‘s strategic vision and goals throughout the organization
    Ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
    Ability to manage high-­level multiple tasks and prioritize work flow
    Proven ability to lead and manage
    Strong business acumen, communication, presentation and analytical skills
    Proven experience in managing change throughout an organization

    Interested applicants should apply online via the following URL: http://nj.jobinfo.com/description.php?jid=21100446

    Does this mean the Star-Ledger is hiring a new sports editor? I don't really understand what these Advance titles really mean.
     
  2. I think it's basically a Sports Editor for digital. Like they will have a sports editor for print and one for digital with completely different staffs?

    Obviously it's a big-boy job but I'm a little confused as well.
     
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