These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs

Sports Editor

0 people like this description

We are seeking a Sports Editor to work on a high profile Sports app for the Window 8 Operating System for a huge media/entertainment company. You will be prioritising breaking Sports News apps and interesting Sports stories from the partners, working with the engineering team to ensure that they are working and presented to the highest standard.
You will have a solid background with the publishing/media space working in the Real time online space. You will have a strong editorial background and will have knowledge of systems such as Bedrock, Photo shop and social media.
Within this role you will work and make decisions under pressure, be confident in picking exciting stories, passionate about Sport and they will be unflappable under pressure and optimistic at all times.

The four key areas the manager is keen to ensure the individual has are:
- Make decisions under pressure
- Keen eye for a good story
- Good technical skills
- Flair for writing Headlines

The role is paying £25000 - £30000 and will start ASAP until the end of June 2013.

Overall objective
-Working Friday to Monday inclusive, you will be responsible for delivering a visually exciting and compelling experience to users of the client’s Sports app on the Windows 8 OS.
-Curating and programming content from a number of high-profile sports partners, you will be charged with delighting and exciting users and growing the user base, as well as supporting a variety of business models.
-Flexibility is key; the successful candidate will also be required to work on breaking news stories and must have a firm grasp of the UK news agenda on a day-to-day basis.

Key Accountabilities:
-Programming an exciting and compelling sports app that reflects and evolves major UK sports stories.
-Testing and rolling out new functionality and services including real time sports coverage.
-Delivering excellent headlines and amazing images under pressure.
-Understanding the requirements of and contractual obligations to content partners.
-Developing a strong and consistent tone of voice while adhering to the client’s editorial policies and guidelines.
-Clear and concise communication with the wider client’s App teams.
-Encouraging user loyalty by ensuring content is always timely and well presented, encouraging where possible maximum engagement.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
-Proven experience of executing stories in News and Sport.
-Proven experience of live and breaking news coverage as a journalist, with an emphasis on sport. You will have your finger on the pulse of current trends and know what will be popular with Windows 8 users.
-You understand what makes a topical, newsworthy feature and what inspires the Windows 8 audience.
-Must be a lover of all things social media, and be ready to respond quickly and efficiently to news that breaks through this medium.
-Must have a close eye on competitor apps and understand strengths and weaknesses of other competitors.
-Must have a proven track record in spotting great pictures and know how to sell them with an original angle.
-Must write stop-you-in-your-tracks headlines and copy and be able to crop and manipulate images to a high standard.
-Be able to demonstrate an ability to operate under pressure and change priorities through the day as stories move on.

Technical / Functional Skills:
- Adobe Photoshop – intermediate to expert level
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience of using CMS

Personal Attributes / Interpersonal Skills
- Very strong team player but with ability to work on own initiative
- Should be able to deal with high-pressure, real time environments
- Be willing to respond to any content requests at the last minute
- Should be creative and demonstrate an ability to take an ordinary story and make it stand out from the crowd
- Should be motivated to make every word count and beat the competition

- Qualifications
- Should be educated to degree level or equivalent

These job descriptions are examples. Looking for work?

Find JobsFind Jobs