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Sports editor/Deputy sports editor -- AP, New York City

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Want one of the best jobs in the sports business? The Associated Press is seeking a global Sports Editor to be based at its headquarters in New York City.

    The editor oversees a multi-million dollar budget and a talented worldwide staff responsible for breaking news, investigations and enterprise across all sports; top-level relationships with leagues and athletics organizers on press issues; and coverage of matches, games and sporting events around the planet, including MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and FIFA. The editor oversees the legendary AP Top 25 college polls and works closely with AP Sports customers, including ESPN, FOX, Yahoo and numerous newspapers and broadcast stations. The editor represents AP in the industry, including with AP Sports Editors and the International Olympic Committee, among other organizations. The editor is a key leader in all-formats coverage of some of sports’ largest events, including the Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowl.


    Ideal candidates will have at least five years of management and leadership experience and a history of leading staff from afar. Must be innovative and creative. Candidates must be savvy in the new media landscape, including a familiarity with social media and mobile, plus have an understanding of print and broadcast customers. The AP sports editor must have a global view and be able to work with multiple internal and external stakeholders, including news leaders in other content verticals, states, regions and countries. The sports editor must work with and understand the needs and customer demands of multiple formats. The ideal candidate will be able to build strong bridges and relationships across and above in the company while having strong abilities to develop staff and a deep management bench. Experience in international news or sports as well as planning and execution at large events are plusses. The sports editor should understand sports' place in society and audience preference, and recognize that a strong multiformat sports report includes elements of business news, entertainment and hard news. Above all, he or she must have a passion for sports coverage and to break news in sports in a competitive, fast-paced and challenging environment while continuing AP Sports' leadership in the industry.

    Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

    The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

    AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.


    Deputy sports editor: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=25A2F4120635DDD7DD373D00AD480D7A.NA10_primary_jvm?org=AP&cws=1&rid=3001
  2. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Deputy position reposted: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1542059
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Makes sense for the new SE to do the interviewing and make the hire.
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