18 May 2012

Part-Time General Editor Wanted for ESPN - Women (Connecticut)

Post date: 18 May 2012
At ESPN, sports are our passion. Our calling, our motivation. But you don’t have to be a sports expert to be successful here; you just have to know what it takes to be a winner. Here, we're a culture of driven people who believe in working hard, in testing ourselves, in thinking outside the arena of a job description. Maybe you share these qualities. Maybe you’re the type of person we’re looking for to join us. If so, consider a place on our team. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned vet, odds are there’s a job at ESPN that will put your skills and talents to work. With a job here, you’ll quickly realize it’s our commitment to excellence that’s made us the worldwide leader in sports. And you’ll see it as a career that’ll allow you to grow. In a place where you’ll contribute. And in a culture that’s competitive, but always supportive.


Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, the General Editor will develop and direct editorial content for espnW’s coverage of women’s sports and female athletes. This includes: identifying key female athletes for coverage based on the women’s sports calendar; building and developing ongoing relationships with those athletes; developing storylines, content packages, video series and other editorial conceits with those athletes that are engaging and relevant to our female audience; coordinating with the espnW editorial team and divisions throughout ESPN on content plans and creative development as needed; writing featured stories and coming up with new ideas and creative formats, including fresh editorial series, franchises and witty, innovative approaches to women’s sports events coverage. Position will be based in Bristol, CT.

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.


- Develop, assign, coordinate and oversee featured content around female athletes for espnW. - Identify key events for coverage based on the women’s sports calendar. - Generate, produce and execute new ideas and creative formats around female athletes and women’s sports across espnW. - Act as a liaison with other ESPN properties and staffers to ensure and enhance project synergy across multi-media platforms. - Help execute and oversee content sharing and syndication opportunities in the larger women’s marketplace. - Ability to deal with management, associates, and business partners in courteous, tactful and patient manner.


- Minimum of 5 years of journalism experience, including 2 in online media. - Experience leading a team of writers.


- Experience in online media content packaging and development. - Ability to edit and produce content using a robust content management system. - Applicants must have the ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing online environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Great editorial skills and creative judgment. - Passionate about launching innovative products to drive revenue, profitability and growth. - Clear understanding of and experience with female audience. - Detail oriented, a strong sense of personal ownership and experience working in a high growth or high performance environment. - Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. - Mindful of P&L implications for all creative decisions. - Strong leadership skills. - Strong team-building skills. - Demonstrates care and respect for employees.


- Bachelor's Degree in communication arts, journalism, new media or a related field or equivalent work experience.


Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for. ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.


For submissions: apply via ESPN's career site here

Website: http://espn.go.com/espnw/
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