College Sports And Golf Writer

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DESCRIPTION:

Division Overview:

CBS Sports Digital -- a portfolio of premium digital sports media properties including CBSSports.com, 247Sports, MaxPreps and SportsLine -- is consistently ranked a top-three sports property, reaching more than 70M sports fans monthly across desktop, mobile, and connected TV devices. Our team is a diverse and agile group that effectively collaborates with the business to shape our department.

Role Details:

We are looking for a team member who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. We want somebody who has a deep knowledge of college football and basketball as well as professional golf, focused on writing for CBSSports.com. In this role, you play a key part in driving our coverage of the sports world at large.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Help identify what is relevant and important to our audience
  • Cover the college football, college basketball and golf with a focus on news, analysis, predictions, lists and reporting.
  • Contribute to the Cover 3, Eye on College Basketball and First Cut brands (podcast, newsletter, social) as needed
  • Forecast and anticipate trends in audience interest and consumption habits

Key Projects:
  • Work on fueling the daily video content efforts on CBS Sports HQ and publication of stories on CBSSports.com
  • Write features that can range from fun and quirky to deeply analytical to informative
  • Create lists, grades, rankings and other core pieces for CBSSports.com's in-depth coverage of college football, college basketball and golf
  • Appear on radio, podcasts and video as needed to discuss college football, college basketball and golf

QUALIFICATIONS:

What you bring to the team:

You have -
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or a communications-related field (or equivalent training & experience)
  • Minimum 2 years working in a journalism-related field
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems
  • Experience working with Photoshop or similar programs preferred

You might also have -
  • A strong portfolio of prior work in a similar field
  • Developed contacts within the college football, college basketball and golf community
  • Demonstrated ability for strategic editorial thinking
  • Schedule flexibility and the ability to work weekends, particularly during the college football season and the spring