ESPN, Inc. Project-General News Editor in Bristol, Connecticut

Universal News Group

General News Editor – Project/Full Time (Bristol)

Responsibilities :

  • Part of the team charged with gathering, evaluating, interpreting and packaging news fairly, accurately and consistently across all ESPN entities for viewers, users and listeners

  • Works independently and to make, timely decisions in an urgent manner with limited supervision

  • Participates in compiling, prioritizing and highlighting key content for all platforms with some oversight

  • Demonstrates ability to line-edit and recommend news entries for digital, print, mobile, television, and social content.

  • Writes and rewrites news stories from a variety of sources and for a variety of presentations

  • Uses sports knowledge and journalistic judgment to help determine the agenda, concepts and content of assigned sports news stories

  • Creates, develops, organizes and edits content of assigned sports news stories

  • Helps determine style, edits copy to meet established tone and theme requirements, enhances assigned content

Basic Qualifications :

  • Has experience in journalism and excels at writing, reporting and shaping stories at all stages of development

  • Excels in deadline situations; has regularly demonstrated ability to produce high-quality content under significant time constraints

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in journalism, making editorial and content decisions

  • Recognized ability as a content editor who functions primarily as an individual contributor

  • Has mid-level knowledge of several technology platforms and editing software packages; readily applies new development

  • Has an appreciation of biggest news stories and trends in sports, as well as knowledge of the top teams, players and leagues

  • Has an understanding of editorial policies and strategies, and how they apply to ESPN

  • Has ability to create and write compelling sports news stories; generates and executes story ideas from concept to execution

  • Has working level of sports reporting and news packaging processes and the ability to gather, interpret and create assigned sports news stories

  • Has a medium level of knowledge of real-time sports news production

  • Has mid-level knowledge regarding technological advances in animation, video editing and graphics

  • Has and applies a level of knowledge of what story ideas and concepts to use for assigned sports news stories

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills

Required Education :

  • High School Degree

Preferred Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, preferred

Additional Information :

Relocation assistance is not provided for this role

Job ID: 604998BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks