Senior Editor, College Basketball

United States / Canada

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The Athletic Media Company

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About Us
The Athletic is a direct-to-consumer digital sports media company committed to helping subscribers experience storytelling in a whole new way. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in San Francisco, The Athletic has over 500 full-time employees and covers more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams in the US, Canada and the UK. The Athletic’s newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth articles along with more than 120 podcasts and premium video content. The Athletic is a remote-friendly company as we have offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Melbourne.

About the Role
The Athletic is seeking a Senior Editor, College Basketball. This is a senior role contributing to comprehensive editorial oversight of our college basketball coverage, requiring significant interaction with a team of reporters, the use of data to optimize performance and requires partnering with stakeholders across the editorial organization and business teams on a range of initiatives. Responsibilities
• Manage a staff of reporters with an emphasis on the delivery of news and distinct team analysis.• Assist with the big picture, conceptual vision for the vertical, including long-term direction; generating and planning story ideas; editorial platforms; expansion opportunities.• Establish process and priorities to balance content assignments ranging from short-form and breaking news to daily coverage to long-form projects.• Work to bring a distinctive, compelling, and authentic voice to all digital media products.• Maintain an understanding and proficiency of subscription and engagement metrics.• Maintain proficiency and knowledge of SEO. (Best practices available).• Contribute to oversight of staffing assignments, editorial resources and process. Maintain an updated and accurate forward-looking editorial budget.• Collaborate with staff on story ideas, and with design and photo teams on best execution for stories with a clear visual element.• Edit and publish stories via WordPress.
Requirements
• 4+ years of experience in digital sports journalism, including at least two years of direct editorial management• High-end knowledge of college basketball; strong recruiting knowledge preferred • This position is based in the United States or CanadaThe Company is backed by Founders Fund, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Bedrock Capital, Advancit Capital, Y Combinator, and other leading investors. The Athletic is headquartered in San Francisco, California. The Athletic was awarded a 2020 Great Place to Work.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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