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Assistant Editor -NBA, WNBA (Freelance)

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Assistant Editor -NBA, WNBA (Freelance)

• Emerging Level

Summary

The Assistant Editor role is a full-time freelance position on CBS Sports’ digital pro basketball desk that calls for working alongside other editors, a team of reporters, producers and our social media unit in order to create and publish vital content for our fans. The digital arm of CBS Sports has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Nashville and Stamford, CT, and the candidate would be able, but not required, to work out of any of those locations. Remote work is also an option.

Category Assistant  Digital Media  Editor  Social Media  Video Editor 
Location Remote Location
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Nov 04, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with a proactive approach toward publishing news, have a knack for spotting trends and is adept at aggregating breaking news in a speedy manner – but not at the expense of accuracy. Being a basketball fan, along with possessing knowledge of the league, its players, the major storylines and some history of the sport is essential. Night, weekend and certain holiday work will be required, and the ideal candidate will be able to collaborate with writers and other editors as well as work well independently. Solid writing, editing and communication skills are essential. A sense of humor will also come in handy.

The digital arm of CBS Sports has offices in Fort Lauderdale, Nashville and Stamford, CT, and the candidate would be able, but not required, to work out of any of those locations. Remote work is also an option.

Responsibilities:
•    Work a five-day, 40-hour week (employed through ProUnlimited) schedule that will require editing   during nights, weekends and holidays
•    One weekend day will be required year-round, and during select major events — i.e. trade deadline, playoffs, free agency — both weekend days could be required
•    Edit, and possibly assign, stories in a fast-paced, highly competitive news environment
•    Monitor social media, podcasts competitors’ sites to aggregate or assign coverage, as required
•    Oversee and maintain the NBA and WNBA verticals
•    While pro basketball will be the primary responsibility, expect to also edit baseball content and a few stories from other sports, as needed
•    Maintain proficiency and knowledge for SEO
•    Can adhere to all of CBS Sports’ content standards as it applies to accuracy, appropriateness, style and tone

Qualifications:
•    Minimum of one year experience in editorial and content creation, any experience managing reporters and/or editors
•    Experience and comfort with working in a virtual digital newsroom
•    Must monitor all forms of media
•    Solid verbal and written communication skills
•    Sound news judgment, and the ability to uphold the standards of the CBS
•    Sports brand
•    General knowledge of major NBA and WNBA players, storylines and events that would be most helpful to fans
•    Able to receive and grow from constructive criticism

Additional Qualifications:
•    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field
•    Minimum of three years experience in editorial and content creation, including at least one year managing reporters and/or editors – such as within college newsrooms
•    Vision to identify or introduce original coverage plans
•    Can coordinate the work of multiple reporters and editors
•    Seeks to thrive in a competitive setting
•    Well-versed in NBA and WNBA issues that are most important to fans and players
•    Knowledge or expertise within fantasy basketball and the sports gambling

Job Type Contract  Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening
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