The Buffalo News is looking for a deputy sports editor to help lead our team of talented reporters and reinvent sports coverage in a competitive market.
Buffalo breathes sports with the Bills, Sabres, the Big 4 colleges, high schools and outdoors. Our coverage needs to reflect that passion in good times and bad.
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to juggle many responsibilities and committed to new and creative thinking that reflects ambition and enterprise.
While print still matters, our focus is on deeper, compelling storytelling to attract digital subscribers. Key traits include being able to prioritize tasks and allocate resources for the largest impact.
The deputy sports editor must have a track record of success in the digital space and with social media and have an understanding of analytics and audience data.
Experience managing reporters is a must. We want a strong front-line editor who can help generate bold ideas and see them to fruition by working with reporters, photographers and designers in a productive way.
The deputy sports editor will help the executive sports editor reach departmental goals:
* Create informative, entertaining and surprising content every day for print and digital.
* Deepen engagement and brand identity.
* Leverage our expertise and access to newsmakers for exclusive “Only in the News” content.
* Own the marketplace and be ahead of the story.
Despite its Rust Belt reputation, Buffalo is one of the best places in the United States. The city is in the midst of a revitalization, young people are arriving to take new economy jobs and warehouses are being rehabbed into great apartments. (More than 100,000 students attend the region’s 23 colleges and universities.) The city has two professional sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, 27 theater companies, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Buffalo also has some of the best summer weather in the world and great summer recreation on our two Great Lakes – Erie and Ontario. Not to mention Niagara Falls, Toronto and ski slopes all within a short drive.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter outlining how you will help make us better to Executive Sports Editor Josh Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.