Sports - Manager, Content
Company: Gannett Co. Inc.
Posted on: January 17, 2023
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The West Central Florida Region Sports Editor will be responsible
for overseeing sports for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Lakeland
Ledger - but not in the traditional manner.
Wearing two hats means it will be important for the candidate to
have exceptional time-management skills and the ability to work
with two staffs in different locations in planning and producing
unique and exceptional content for the respective web sites and
The candidate must have a digital-first mindset. An editor who can
lead coverage that today's digital audience is seeking. An editor
willing to let go of "how we have always done it" and blow things
up, take chances.
The candidate must be willing to abandon gamer stories and champion
alternative coverage methods such as analysis, players to watch and
They must be able to use data and insights to prioritize
subscriber-only stories that will drive digital subscriptions and a
willingness to adjust strategies to what the audience wants.
The candidate must be active on social media and have the skills to
take full advantage of opportunities to build and retain loyal
audiences in two markets. This includes producing content strong on
analysis and enterprise with the highest priority on high school
sports and other local sports.
They will be collaborative by nature, working closely with the
Gannett Florida Sports Editor, other Gannett sports editors around
the state and our state recruiting writer. They also must have a
track record of guiding innovative daily and enterprise work, be
proficient in the use of digital media, well-versed in using
metrics to inform content decisions, have strong editing, writing
and organizational skills and set high standards to elevate the
quality of their work. Candidates must be able to multi-task, have
a strong knowledge of AP Style and good people skills. We interact
daily with colleagues in newsrooms across Florida, as well as a
digital optimization team and national design center.
The sports editor in this position will be based in the Sarasota
area and expected to visit the Lakeland newsroom to meet with the
writers at least once a month.
The sports editor in this position will have to occasionally write
stories, including columns, features and breaking news.
The sports editor in this position will supervise 2 sports writers
in Sarasota and 2 sports writers in Lakeland as well as handle
freelance assignments for both properties and work with the
respective photo departments.
The ideal candidate must have:
* Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or related
* 5-7 years of relative work experience and 2-4 years of
* Solid news judgment.
* Top-notch planning, organizational and time management
* Understanding of metrics, social media and SEO.
* Self-motivation and self-direction.
* Ability to multi-task and excel under deadline pressure in a
rapidly changing environment.
Send resumes and a cover letter to Gannett Florida sports editor
Nick Pugliese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Co., Inc. will provide applicants who require a reasonable
accommodation, as a result of an applicant's disability or
religion, to complete this employment application and/or any other
process in connection with an individuals' application for
employment with Gannett Co., Inc. Applicants who require such
accommodation should contact Gannett Co., Inc.'s Recruitment
Department at Recruit@gannett.com.
* Job Family Content Management
* Job Function Consumer
* Pay Type Salary
* Florida, USA
* Lakeland, FL, USA
* Sarasota, FL, USA
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