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Sports Editor

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AQUENT's major media client is seeking a passionate, video-obsessed news and sports addict to join their Programming team as a Sports Channel editor. You'll own the Sports vertical on a shift basis, reporting directly to the Head of Programming.

Responsibilities:

• Ensuring fresh, compelling and relevant content is available 24/7
• Building out a weekly editorial calendar and schedule for the Sports vertical
• Interfacing with the Homepage Editor to ensure content flow and priorities
• Making bold choices, crafting clever headlines and tease copy, choosing and cropping appropriate imagery to accompany videos
• Creating and scheduling content pieces for social media outlets, newsletters and email blasts with an emphasis on metrics
• Understanding and studying the audience, its interests and what it responds to
• Managing competing priorities, fielding pitches from diverse sources, budgeting time
• Monitoring and analyzing site traffic/usage data to make informed programming decisions that are aligned with our business and voice

Requirements:
• Experience writing or editing for a large sports or news website
• An obsession with sports and sporting events
• Proven ability to get viral traffic
• Experience using social media in a professional capacity
• Thorough understanding of SEO, web copyright standards, fact-checking and web research
• Familiarity with standard photo-editing tools (PhotoShop suite)
• Established social media presence or blogging experience – a strong advantage
• Familiarity with AP Style – a strong advantage

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