Junior Editor

  • Footballco
  • Hybrid (New York, NY, USA)
  • 09 May, 2024
Full time Digital Journalism/Content Media Research

Job Description

LOCATION: NEW YORK, USA (HYBRID)

DEPARTMENT: CONTENT

TYPE: FULL TIME

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: JUNIOR

SALARY: $35,000 - $38,000

ABOUT FOOTBALLCO

Footballco is a global, football focused, digital platform with an ambition to own the entire non-live football landscape worldwide and become THE digital destination for all football fans across the globe. Combining some of the most forward-thinking minds in football, an award winning creative and production function, as well as digital platforms that are loved by 400m fans globally, FC aims to own the digital fan ecosystem across the world’s biggest sport.

With 300 permanent employees across the world, FC is a diverse, disruptive, brave, dynamic, agile and fun organisation. Our work-hard, play-hard attitude supports these values – with the football fan always front of mind, leveraging a world class tech platform and our track record (since PERFORM) of being first to market.

We connect fans to football and brands to fans, come join us and be a part of it!


ABOUT THE ROLE

Footballco is looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Junior Editor to join the Affiliate team. 

Working with the Affiliate Editor, you will edit match previews covering NFL, NBA, NHL, and other US-based sports, write longform sports watching guides, and implement daily strategies, mostly SEO-related, for where-to-watch content on Goal. 

The position is based in the US, fully remote, and will involve working weekends. 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

  • Edit and manage content production of where-to-watch articles produced by a team of freelancers

  • Write longform where-to-watch articles designed to encourage subscriptions to streaming services. 

  • Work with writers and other editors to help grow traffic to where-to-watch articles.

  • Work with the SEO team to maintain day-to-day SEO best practices on where-to-watch articles. 

  • Research search trends and support other editors to improve headlines and publishing strategy.

  • Partner with audience leads to track KPIs and assist with strategy to identify audience growth opportunities.

WHAT YOU HAVE:

  • 4-6 years of experience in editorial publishing

  • Experience sub-editing/proofreading, preferably in a journalistic capacity

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong copywriting skills

  • Experience using CMS platforms

  • A data-driven mindset and approach to publishing 

  • Knowledge of US sports essential: NFL, NHL, NBA etc

     

Footballco is a global organisation and as such we are fortunate to have employees across a diverse range of backgrounds. We aim to build an environment that is inclusive to all and where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic self.

Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.