Staff Editor, News (Remote)

  • The Athletic
  • USA
  • 07 May, 2024
Full time Digital Media

Job Description

About Us
 
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
 
 
About the Role
 
The Athletic is hiring a staff editor to collaborate on news and all the coverage opportunities offered daily in the world of sports. The successful candidate will have strong news judgment, with a firm understanding to guide spot news and to seize on stories that resonate with audiences. The staff editor will collaborate with numerous reporters and editors throughout the newsroom, and must be able to fulfill several roles including editing with accuracy and speed and reporting with thoroughness and clarity. This position will report to the Managing Editor of our news team.
 
This role is remote for candidates located in either the United States or Canada.

Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with sport editors to launch coverage around breaking news.
    • Write, edit and publish news stories with accuracy, speed and comfort using a content management system.
    • Coordinate with reporters in the field who are contributing to coverage.
    • Have a strong understanding of search optimization and how to identify coverage opportunities.
    • Solid understanding of using real-time metrics to assess performance and adjust appropriately.

Requirements

    • 2+ years covering breaking news.
    • Strong understanding of WordPress or equivalent CMS platform.
    • Editing experience on news copy strongly preferred.
    • Ability to work scheduled night and weekend shifts.
    • Familiarity with multiple social media platforms.
    • Interest and knowledge across a range of different sports.
    • Photo editing skills, while not required, are a positive.
    • This a remote job based in the United States or Canada.
The annual base salary range for this role is $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.
 
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
 
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
 
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
 
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
 
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