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Sports Producer - Seattle, WA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, May 26, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com
    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Producer

    Date Posted: May 26, 2015
    Location: Seattle, Washington
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Negotiable
    Website: The Seattle Times | Careers


    The Seattle Times is looking for a full-time sports producer to direct our digital sports content and join a thriving digital news team. This is a demanding role that requires: the ability to lead and inspire others, an outside-the-box thinker unafraid to take risks, a solid foundation in journalistic principles and ethics, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to juggle and quickly adapt to changing needs, a willingness to keep up with the latest tools and techniques and the desire to work collaboratively with an award-winning Sports and newsroom staff to take Seattle Times’ digital sports to the next level.

    Major job functions include:

    • Leading our Digital Sports team, showing bold leadership on initiatives that grow readership of Times sports content.
    • Advancing new forms of digital storytelling with an eye to user engagement.
    • Conceptualizing, assigning and producing special online packages. Working collaboratively with designers, developers and writers, as well as with the business side sales and marketing teams to maximize and monetize content.
    • Producing, overseeing and updating the Sports homepage and other Sports landing pages on seattletimes.com.
    • Executing an overall social-media plan, with an emphasis on our main Twitter channel (@seatimessports) and Facebook.
    • Curating the best information on the day’s key topics, integrating content from users, social streams and trusted third parties, where relevant.
    • Coordinating the flow of breaking news to various digital platforms, ensuring that Sports channels meet the needs of customers 24/7, with a particular emphasis on engaging readers during and immediately after live games and events.

    This job is for you if you have:

    • A passion for sports and a desire to continue the transformation of a storied newspaper into a cutting-edge digital news operation.
    • A desire to lead and collaborate with teams across the organization to improve the digital news experience.
    • Preferred candidates should have experience working on a Sports website or blog.

    Minimum requirements:

    • Excellent sports knowledge and news judgment.
    • Native-level fluency with the web and a deep understanding of how people use digital tools to produce and consume information.
    • Knowledge of AP style, understanding of SEO principles and strong writing ability, particularly for headlines and summaries.
    • Experience using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc) in a news environment, engaging followers via those platforms.
    • Familiarity with content management tools such as WordPress.
    • Basic understanding of HTML, web design principles and multimedia production tools.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

    Application information:

    Please use the following link to apply: The Seattle Times | Careers

    To apply, please submit the following materials on-line:
    1) resume;
    2) critique of seattletimes.com sports homepage uploaded in a MS Word document;
    3) links to three samples of your work in your resume and/or attach relevant screen shots of your work as a separate document (Word or PDF preferred). You are welcome to use URLs to link to your three work samples; to do so, collect the URLs in a single Word document and upload it.
    4) list of references (with at least one being a former manager/supervisor).

    NOTE: Attachments are uploaded on the same page where you upload your resume. After uploading the resume, use your back browser to return to the page and upload additional attachments. Please note: file size limit is 4MB (4,000KB).

    If you are applying to more than one job, please use SPRTSPRD as part of the naming convention for any file attachments you submit for the Sports Producer job.

    Regrettably, we are unable answer a high volume of phone calls and emails. We respectfully request that you use the following email address for application assistance only:

    No phone calls, please.
  2. Marvin

    Marvin Member

    Wasn't this job open like a month ago?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    There are actually three jobs (two of which aren't posted here). One is a sports columnist, the second is a college sports reporter and the third is this. All three were taken down but subsequently re-posted.
  4. paulbarrett

    paulbarrett New Member

    We recently filled an associate producer's position, and this is a new opening.
  5. Marvin

    Marvin Member

    Thank you for clarifying.
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