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Copy Editor
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Copy Editor

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Editor Writers

Summary

FOX Sports is seeking a Ticker Copy Editor on a full-time basis who will be responsible for writing and editing headlines as well as updating content for FS1, FS2 and FOX Broadcasting Company (FBC).

Category Editor 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

While working on the network’s various Tickers, you will be responsible for monitoring daily scores and news across the entire sports landscape in order to produce alerts, results and other game-related information that will appear on FS1, FS2 and FBC.

You should not only have a deep interest in all sports and a wide breadth of knowledge to inform their news judgment, but also know how to prioritize deadlines amid a number of day-to-day tasks. You should be able to make good decisions quickly while proving that you're a meticulous copy editor and fact-checkers.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Newsgather, fact-check, write headlines and copy edit under intense minute-by-minute deadline conditions
  • Monitor the sports calendar and live events so that the Ticker always presents timely news, scores and relevant information to viewers
  • Ensure all content in the Ticker is well-researched, logically structured, grammatically correct and follows the department’s editorial style
  • Check headlines and text before publishing for any potential legal issues, such as libelous statements or breach of copyright
  • Write and enable alerts for breaking news, network programming changes and other significant sports updates
  • Manage and schedule promotional graphics to appear in the Ticker at designated times throughout the day and week and coordinate with the Marketing department on the content, timing and delivery
  • Interface with the Creative Services, Operations, Graphics and Digital departments to improve the Ticker from a design, operational and user-experience perspective while also helping to conceive new product features
  • Assist in establishing the department’s editorial guidelines and overseeing a team of freelance/part-time Ticker Copy Editors
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
  • 4+ years of editorial experience required, preferably in the online or TV medium
  • Proven sports knowledge
  • Familiar working with Content Management Systems (CMS) and online publishing tools
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required)
  • Must be well-versed using social media, internet and other internal sources (i.e. AP sports wire) for newsgathering and research purposes
  • Strong critical thinking, news judgment, decision-making, planning, detail orientation and a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, English or other related degree

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