Managing Editor
News, Remote
Posted on 3/21/2024
The Athletic Media Company

501-1,000 employees

Sports news
Company Overview
The Athletic Media Company's mission is to produce coverage for die-hard fans
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$139.6M

Founded

2016

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

3%

1 year growth

13%

2 year growth

24%
Locations
Remote in USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Wordpress
Journalism
CategoriesNew
Content & Writing
Content Strategy
Editing & Proofreading
Requirements
  • 8+ years of experience in digital sports journalism, with experience at a management level.
  • Keen news judgment, with experience framing stories that result in solid engagement.
  • The ability to work with reporters and fellow editors to strengthen ideas both individually and as part of a broader report.
  • Advanced understanding of copy editing, story structure, style guidelines and clear, succinct writing.
  • Clear understanding of fairness, accuracy and sensitive subjects and sourcing needs.
  • Expert ability to mentor writers and editors of all levels.
  • High-end knowledge of sports news.
  • The ability to work nights and weekends as needed, serving on call for major stories and sporting events.
  • This will be remote for candidates located in the United States or Canada only.
Responsibilities
  • Manage a staff of editors and reporters with an emphasis on the delivery of daily news stories.
  • Collaborate on the big-picture, conceptual vision for the vertical in concert with the wider newsroom, including the generation and execution of story ideas with the broadest possible appeal.
  • Provide long term direction of the News team and strategic development for its staff.
  • Develop workflow and prioritization to balance a wide range of assignments, including fast-paced breaking news, creative spot features, timely explainers and longer range projects.
  • Work to bring a distinctive voice and strong editing guidance to our coverage.
  • Maintain an understanding and proficiency of key newsroom metrics and audience strategies.
  • Coordinate staffing, including schedules, with respect to editorial resources and key priorities.
  • Collaborate with staff all over the newsroom for stories and to serve as a leader and liaison with individual sport verticals and other departments.
  • Edit and publish stories via WordPress.
  • Manage the vertical’s financial budget, including month-to-month expenditures.