The Courier Journal in Louisville, Ky., part of the USA TODAY Network, is seeking an assistant sports editor with a proven capability to help lead a highly competitive and critical part of our coverage.

The Courier Journal in May was awarded a 2020 Pulitzer Prize for its breaking news coverage. It’s a high-performing newsroom focused on meeting the demands of an engaged readership. Louisville has some of the highest-profile coverage opportunities in the country: national championship-caliber college basketball teams in the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky; SEC, ACC and Big Ten football; and the world-famous Kentucky Derby.

We seek an assistant editor who understands how to drive real-time coverage across digital platforms, using video and social media to deepen the report and connect with fans. The ideal candidate understands that sports coverage is more than X’s and O’s and wants the coverage generated by our Sports Team to be part of the daily conversation –– in metro Louisville and around the commonwealth.

Passion, leadership, coaching and strategic planning are vital to this position’s success.

Our ideal assistant editor will have solid news judgment and the ability to think quickly and respond appropriately in high-pressure situations. That person also will love working side-by-side with reporters to elevate their work, and with fellow editors to connect sports to the interests of a diverse audience in our digital and print platforms.

The Courier Journal is an 11-time Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization in a metro area known for its nationally recognized chefs and restaurants; vibrant music scene, including the Forecastle music festival; world-class bourbon distilleries; and Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. The quality of life is sky-high and the cost of living is impressively low.

Application Instructions: 

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible:  your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It’s important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration. Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status. 

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of nearly 140 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include the USA TODAY and more than 260 daily local newspaper brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, WordStream, and ThriveHive and U.K. media company Newsquest.


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