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John banks

Dynamic editor
Nashville, TN

About

Award-winning journalist who has played a critical role at industry leaders ESPN and The Dallas Morning News. More than 20 years' experience in digital and social media. Versatile leader who has high-level experience managing teams.Outstanding communicator who relishes big projects, brainstorming and collaboration.

Experience


Managing editor

Mar 2019 - Jul 2020
+ Manage writers and plan day-to-day editorial coverage for NFL, NBA and MLB and other sports. + Work with writers at every stage of feature-writing process, from idea generation to line-editing.

Senior director

May 2015 - Dec 2017
+ Lead editor for highly engaging, high-quality feature and enterprise stories for global and domestic ESPN websites. + Coordinated major coverage on ESPN sites in UK, India, Africa, and Australia, including NBA games in London/Mexico City and Kevin Durant visit to India. + Drove over 1.5 million page views as lead editor for World Fame 100 -- one

Senior director

Sep 2006 - May 2015
+ Supervised NFL coverage on ESPN.com -- the No. 1 sports website in the world. + Directed a high-performance staff of 50+ people, optimizing deliverables while inspiring excellence. + Led team that earned a 2009 Sports Emmy for outstanding new approaches in sports programming. + Hired 23 reporters in one summer for NFL Nation, team-by-team covera

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