Job Opening: ESPN Seeks Deputy Editor Of Esports
It kind of bothers me that ESPN has a job posting for Deputy Editor of Esports, but writes it out as eSports. We are in 2019. ESPN should know by now that the “E” should be capitalized and the “S” should be lowercase.
Anyhow, the Worldwide Leader is looking for someone to come in any oversee the editorial operations for ESPN Digital & Print Media’s esports coverage and off-platform distribution for original content. The job is based in Bristol, Connecticut.
Candidates must have at least eight years of experience in editorial and content creation, as well as at least two years in “people management.” Preferred education is a bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.
Reponsibilities of the position include:
- Direct a staff of managers, editors and reporters in a highly competitive, rapidly changing environment.
- Work to bring a distinctive, compelling and authentic voice to all Digital & Print products.
- Develop comprehensive multimedia coverage that includes video, audio, text and interactivity, and partnership with all appropriate ESPN properties.
- Recruit, hire and develop talented employees who are innovative storytellers that contribute to all of ESPN’s platforms.
- Coordinate staffing assignments, editorial resources and process.Collaborate with design, product and technology managers on presentation and site enhancements.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends, technology and best practices for social media.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for visual storytelling.
- Maintain proficiency and knowledge for SEO.
- Ensure all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements.
- Work with Sales to develop content with sponsorship potential.
- Identify opportunities for strategic growth in both revenue and traffic metrics.
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