The General Editor College Sports works across sports and platforms to create and curate the most accurate, timely and engaging College Football content for fans. Candidates must demonstrate a strong editing background, news judgement and the ability to work within a team.
Connecticut, Greater Los Angeles Area
Aug 23, 2023
The General Editor College Sports works across sports and platforms to create and curate the most accurate, timely and engaging College Football content for fans. Candidates must demonstrate a strong editing background, news judgement and the ability to work within a team. The position requires an understanding of a 24/7 news environment that includes desktop, mobile, social and personalized platforms. The ideal candidate will possess nimble, reactionary storytelling and analytical skills as well as the ability to manage long-range project planning and production. The ideal candidate will be able to thrive in a team environment and has a flexible work schedule. This position is based in Bristol, CT, or Los Angeles, CA.
- Edit stories that are consistent with ESPN’s voice, editorial policy and standards of news judgement.
- Work to bring a distinctive, compelling and authentic voice to all Digital products.
- Collaborate with internal and external partners to make content compelling and comprehensive.
- Edit stories for journalistic accuracy, audience relevance and tone, including real-time decision-making at various stages of content development.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends, technology and best practices for social media.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for visual storytelling.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge for SEO.
- Ensure all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements.
- Identify opportunities for strategic growth in both revenue and traffic metrics.
- Minimum of 4 years of experience in editorial and content creation.
- Excellent communication, editing skills and news judgment.
- Knowledge of college football.
- Experience managing journalists in a fast-paced environment.
- Commitment to contributing to a diverse and inclusive workplace.
- Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.
- Skilled in interpreting and applying data to decision making.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.
The hiring range for this position in California is $75,108.80 to $103,274.60 per year based on a 40 hour work week.