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Sports Editor -- South Florida Sun Sentinel

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by David Selig, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. David Selig

    David Selig New Member

    I'm leaving my position as Sports Editor at the Sun Sentinel to take on a Senior Digital Editor role, so there's a great opening down here in sunny South Florida. Feel free to reach out if you have questions.

    Here's the job description and instructions to apply:

    The South Florida Sun Sentinel is looking for a creative and versatile editor to lead its digital-first, award-winning sports department. Our team covers a dynamic and competitive market that boasts four pro teams (the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers), college teams that include the University of Miami Hurricanes, and local high schools that routinely produce top collegiate and pro athletes.

    This is a job for an experienced and hungry leader who is eager to take a talented staff to new heights.

    Responsibilities:

    · Drive aggressive coverage of our local sports beats in a competitive media market.

    · Innovate ways to build audience, including using social media and email newsletters.

    · Brainstorm fresh ideas for video to accompany stories on all our sport beats.

    · Work with writers and editors to generate enterprise stories that go beyond daily beat coverage.

    · Make fast decisions on story play on the sports channels of our website.

    · Use digital metrics to make coverage decisions and assess areas for audience growth.

    · Plan and execute high-quality special sections, including our award-winning annual football preview, three All-County high school sections and other season preview packages.

    · Collaborate with advertising to monetize our strongest content.

    Qualifications:

    · At least three years of management experience.

    · Demonstrated leadership skills.

    · Experience directing major breaking news and enterprise coverage.

    · Strong story development and line editing skills.

    · Facility with social media, web production and search engine optimization.

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply to Managing Editor Dana Banker, dbanker@sunsentinel.com, by Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Applicants should include a resume, a letter of interest outlining their vision of the job, and work samples that illustrate competitive success, journalistic depth and multimedia prowess.
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Well-Known Member

    Big. Boy. Job.

    rb
     
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Used. To. Be.
     
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  4. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I may be in the minority on this. But I'm so sick of seeing (mostly on Twitter) a set of one-word sentences. Many times, they would form a legitimate sentence if a period didn't follow each word.
     
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yes. Make. It. Stop.
     
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  6. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    I'd still consider it a good job in the grand scheme of things -- major metro, major-league sports market, still some talented people on staff. But certainly not as "big boy" as it used to be without the army of reporters and a dedicated sports desk that helped make that section so good back in the day. As with most newspaper jobs these days, it's best approached with a "buyer beware" mentality. As I recently posted elsewhere, the publisher supposedly has warned of a 50 percent newsroom staff reduction over three years if revenue trends continue. Might already have started in sports as two veteran reporters and the assistant sports editor in charge of high school coverage have been shown the door in the past few months.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
  7. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Does the sports editor get to be in charge of high school sports with no help?
     
  8. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Uh oh. 3 ... 2 ... 1
     
  9. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    ?
     
  10. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Post was taken down apparently.
     
  11. Potter

    Potter Member

    There was an Oct. 6 deadline to apply, according to the original post.
     
  12. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Active Member

    Yup and the original post apparently was begging to see if they could still get the job
     
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