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Web Copy Editor - NFL.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jlofty, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Jlofty

    Jlofty New Member

    Hi all,

    Looking for someone with experience to fill a leadership role on our desk. Web experience strongly preferred. Demonstrate an understanding of news judgment, story play and packaging and you'll get a solid look.


    Jim Loftus
    Managing Editor, NFL.com

    Search parameters: Status=Full Time, Division=Media, Dept.=Digital, State=CA

    Associate Editor II

    Job Requisition Number: 9143
    Job Title: Associate Editor II
    Department: Digital Media
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    Location: Culver City, CA

    External Description: The NFL Digital Media Group is seeking an experienced copy editor to join the growing Culver City-based newsroom staff of NFL.com.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Select, prioritize, edit and post content of all types (text, video, photo, audio, etc.)
    • Demonstrate news judgment in editing and story selection consistent with NFL.com's editorial policies.
    • Edit copy and write headlines in a fast-paced, deadline environment
    • Monitor wire feeds and other outside sources to ensure that the latest NFL news is represented on the site
    • Ensure that all content is grammatically correct and factually accurate
    • Ensure that writing style used is consistent with NFL.com's editorial policies.
    • Re-write or re-work news reports to blend information from multiple sources in adherence to NFL.com's editorial policies.
    • Serve as initial contact for reporters in the field and pull together reaction to breaking news stories
    • Write headlines, select photos and write photo captions
    • Combine related content (text, video, photos, etc.) into lead packages on NFL.com.

    Skills / Qualifications:
    • 5-7 years editorial experience, preferably in online medium and in the sports industry
    • Must be willing and able to work nights and weekends
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
    • Proven NFL knowledge that lends itself to sound news judgment
    • Strong computer skills familiarity with electronic communication
    • Some knowledge of HTML and Photoshop preferred

  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Any idea if this is still open?
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    For someone who seems to have the last post on the past 7 jobs threads, I'd assume you know something.

    Or you could, you know, e-mail Jim Loftus.

  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Newbie signs up and posts on a dozen different job threads in his first few hours.

    Please stop by the front desk for your free SportsJournalists.com coffee mug.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's actually an interesting site. Some of the jobs I was well aware of,others not so.

    Lot of humour on here as well. Good to interact with others in the industry and get the inside scoop on a few places.

  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    thanks for the stamp of approval. and don't forget to drop a note in the suggestion box.
  7. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    SportsJournalists.com flexes its sarcastic muscles.

    I love this place.
  8. Drakes Place

    Drakes Place Guest

    It's even cool to post something even if you have nothing to say! Hell, that's what sports journalism is all about!! (Sorry, everyone. Just bored on a Friday night).
  9. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    This is not cool, however.
  10. Drakes Place

    Drakes Place Guest

    Oh alright then ... It's EVEN cool to post something EVEN if you have nothing to EVEN say. Sorry, just trying to get EVEN.
  11. This sounds like a pretty cool job. Can I have it?
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    (Sorry, sorry, guys, I couldn't resist.)
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