Editor/Writer

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Responsibilities

NBC Sports Washington is looking for a dynamic writer and editor to lead our digital desk in day to day operations. The editor will help their team find, publish and promote compelling content that successfully develops NBC Sports Washington's digital platforms.

This position will report to the senior editor and will be responsible for using creative and innovative methods to tell stories through a wide range of tools on NBC Sports Washington's website, app and social media accounts. This is not an on-air position.
  • The editor will lead the team in creation of timely, relevant written content on an aggressive digital desk by monitoring news sources and identifying stories, writing enticing headlines, selecting proper complementary content such as photos and video, and crafting social media messaging that draws traffic and followers.
  • Coordinate with other members of editorial leadership, NBC Sports Washington colleagues and the NBC Sports digital team on best practices for the display and distribution of content
  • Participate in developing, implementing and maintaining an efficient workflow in a fast-paced content operation
  • Work with internal and external distribution partners to maximize the reach of NBC Sports Washington content
  • Edit content from NBC Sports Washington content miners and team insiders to ensure a consistent and appropriate voice, tone and appearance that speaks with our fans.
  • Ensure all content, regardless of platform, meets NBC Sports Washington's standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Properly prioritize production of content and ensure all has a consistent \"feel,\" and is engaging, accurate, informative and current on all platforms
  • Work with programming and production colleagues to execute editorial strategies and packages
  • Assist in long-term content planning for team coverage and tentpole events
  • Help train and supervise team of content miners
  • Experience in Salesforce email marketing a plus
  • Familiarity with Adobe Analytics or other type of analytics measurement a plus


Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Communications, Journalism or a related field
  • Proven writing and editing skills, in terms of quality and proficiency, with a strong knowledge of AP style and SEO. Experience producing content in fast-paced news environments a plus.
  • At least three years' experience working for a professional news outlet
  • Excellent news judgment and ability to think quickly and act appropriately under high pressure
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of social media tools, including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Experience effectively working with corporate accounts a plus.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also is able to work effectively within a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of Washington, DC teams and general sports, and what content drives fan interest
  • Basic understanding of HTML and web video editing tools


Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to handle demands and work in a high paced environment
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment