Senior Features Editor

  Sports & Entertainment
  West Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 03/11/21

Job Summary

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

As our Senior Features Editor, you will guide the feature coverage as well as plan and coordinate storytelling efforts for the  App and website. You will establish the overall editorial vision and content strategy for planned original content, blending together the written word, video offerings, social content and graphics to engage users with smart and surprising stories.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish the overall editorial vision and content strategy for planned original content, blending together the written word, video offerings, social content and graphics to engage users with smart and surprising stories
  • Manage a team of editors, writers and freelance contributors, sparking creative ideas and embracing new approaches to storytelling
  • Provide constructive feedback to help writers grow and improve their craft
  • Embrace a truly cross-platform storytelling approach, combining text, video, audio, photos and graphics into a cohesive and compelling user experience
  • Work with the design team to plan and execute all art for feature stories, including original photography, art and informational graphics
  • Collaborate with the social team to extend the reach of storytelling efforts, using social channels to grow audience, extend the reach of feature stories and engage users with compelling bite-size content
  • Establish a collaborative culture for content development and creation, guiding brainstorming sessions for a staff of editors, writers, video producers and the social team
  • Serve as a conduit to ad sales to help monetize content by creating content that appeals to advertisers and can be smartly bundled on all platforms
  • Create cross-platform content themes that can extend to TV, radio, social and other platforms for monetization

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • 4+ years of experience as an Assigning Editor
  • Outstanding news judgment, skilled storytelling ability, thorough knowledge of digital best practices (including SEO, social platforms and content sharing), and a strong knowledge of journalistic principals and methods
  • Knowledge of a CMS or online publishing system
  • Deep knowledge of AP style writing


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