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Sports strategist | Cincinnati Enquirer

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jeff, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Here is the job posting and how to apply: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=61464&company=Gannett&username=

    The Enquirer/Cincinnati.com is looking for a dynamic leader to join our Sports Media Group, in a great big-league town.

    As Sports Strategist, you will guide our content and be a full partner with our Advertising and Marketing groups to grow audiences and revenue. Using data and key metrics, you will be very strategic in leading a team covering the Reds, Bengals, UC, Xavier and high school sports in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. You will produce content distributed to consumers across multiple platforms including mobile apps, desktop site, two daily newspapers and 26 weeklies. Cincinnati Sports

    You will join a team that has won national awards for storytelling, reporting, videos, and digital experience, and one that leads the region in innovation with video programming, hosting live events and podcasts in bars, and creating unique digital content.

    The successful candidate in this role is:

    • Able to lead top-notch journalism.
    • Has an insatiable curiosity about and is committed to understanding and meeting our customers’ needs.
    • Very comfortable using data and working with an analyst and Content Marketing director in the newsroom to shape decisions.
    • Able to lead a team in a fast-moving environment, with an ability to build coalitions; works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.
    • An effective communicator and presenter to internal and external groups; and able to get along with diverse personalities.
    • Self-motivated and self-directed.

    What we offer: As a part of Gannett Co., Inc., the nation's largest media and marketing solutions company, we offer a dynamic, community-focused environment where individuals are rewarded for exceptional performance. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid vacation time, personal and sick leave, and tuition reimbursement. Pre-employment drug testing and background screening are required.

    Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.
  2. Tdell8

    Tdell8 New Member

    Anyone have an idea of what the "competitive salary" might be for this gig?
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Wait a minute. So they're no longer coaches? Now they're strategists?
  4. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    I'm interested but Gannett just scares me too much to accept a job unless it was within driving distance of where I already live
  5. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    Coaches coach writers. Strategists strategize with writers on coverage, using metrics and analysis to determine direction of content.

    Believe it or not, two different positions. :)
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So I guess coaches don't strategize with writers and strategists don't coach writers, right?
  7. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    Technically speaking, you're correct. When a coach wants to discuss strategy, he/she brings in the strategist and in some cases the audience analyst.

    A strategist's job is to simply direct content coverage based purely on analytics. Technically, the only hands-on editing a strategist does is on watchdog projects.

    Content coaches are supervised by strategists.

    Again, all of this is technical jargon. As the disclaimer goes, Local restrictions may apply.
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  8. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    They're looking for an Omar Bradley.
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I assume they have rosters and scorecards so everyone knows their positions, right>
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  10. BurnsWhenIPee

    BurnsWhenIPee Well-Known Member

    Seems like that's all something that an old-school sports editor used to do.

    Company must be doing great these days to be able to pay two people to do the job that one used to do ...
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