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Sports editor -- Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Online Athens and the Athens Banner-Herald has an immediate opening for Sports Editor. The ideal candidate will implement ideas to improve the delivery of sports news and information via traditional and non-traditional vehicles. This position is also responsible for enhancing the ABH web presence to be more appealing to readers and competitive with the media entities in the Athens area and to those who cover UGA.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • College undergraduate degree
    • Five or more years producing sports content in print or online, with an ability to write high-quality news stories, features and columns when necessary. Management experience preferred.
    • Must possess the knowledge and ability to continue the newspaper’s transition into a digital-first center of online public conversation. The newspaper seeks a candidate with a proven track record as a digital-first thinker, who possesses an ability to grow our online audience and can help the sports section stay on the cutting edge as an online source of sports news, particularly concerning our bread and butter, University of Georgia athletics. Multimedia skills like web design, audio editing and video editing would be extremely beneficial.
    • Must be able to supervise and motivate sports department staff, work with newsroom leaders and organize the workload of the sports department to meet the newspaper’s print and online needs.
    • Must be comfortable interacting and engaging with a diverse community of constituents.
    • Must be competent page designer and copy editor, as some page layout will be required. Ability to use InDesign and Content Watch would be helpful, as newspaper has recently started using those programs.
    • Must have reliable transportation, a good driving record and current auto insurance, as some travel is required.
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Meets deadlines and works under pressure with quality and speed during news gathering duties.
    • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of current events and applies this knowledge to the job.
    • Keeps abreast of the changing technical developments in equipment.
    • Generates ideas for news and feature coverage, and is enterprising while looking for new angles beyond the routine.
    We offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), and paid time off (PTO).

    The Athens Banner-Herald is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug free workplace.

    Interested candidates may apply at www.onlineathens.careerplug.com

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Seeking Sports Editor

    Pay listed 35-40k.
     
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