The Senior Editor is a managerial job overseeing the day-to-day editorial operations for ESPNFC.com, the online destination for ESPN’s soccer coverage. In conjunction with the Deputy Editor of ESPNFC.com, this role includes strategic and tactical planning, coordination of content among multiple sources, and vision and direction for all related products. This Bristol, CT-based senior editor will also direct staff editors and writers, freelancers and independent contractors, coordinate event travel, plus assign, edit and post daily content. The position requires a passion for and in-depth knowledge of soccer – both domestic and international leagues/clubs -- with extensive background in writing, reporting and editing. This person will also help coordinate and integrate relevant coverage with ESPN’s multiple entities, including TV production, Radio and ESPN The Magazine.
The Senior Editor will work to expand and make ESPN’s digital soccer coverage more comprehensive, using various platforms, including video, audio and interactivity. This editor will be responsible for ensuring that all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements. In addition, the Senior Editor will help collaborate with sales and marketing to identify and develop content with sponsorship potential.
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•Typically 5 to 8 years of editorial experience
•Strong leadership and communication skills, and experience managing or supervising a cross-functional team
•Ability to follow and shape stories at various stages of development using various means of presentation
•Advanced news judgment; understands assigned sport from a journalistic point of view
•Excellent English grammar and organizational skills
•Understanding of HTML and related web-authoring tools and software, as well as social media tools
•Fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques
•Advanced knowledge of soccer, as well as the key players, teams, managers, league operations and the like
•Appreciation of pop culture and the tastes of ESPN's audiences
•Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred in journalism, communications or a related field
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ESPN, Inc. The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest...