Diversity Pledge: The Athletic is hiring staff editors, Cardinals writer

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The Athletic Media Company is looking for staff editors for various sports as well as a St. Louis Cardinals beat writer.

Staff Editor, MLB

The Athletic MLB is hiring a staff editor. The candidate will be involved in all the day-to-day operations, including collaborating with writers, planning, editing, and publishing of content. 

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Generate thoughtful, smart, and relevant story ideas

• Work closely with writers to develop and execute high-quality stories, features, and analysis, as well as collaborate with our news team on breaking stories

• Line edit stories from start to finish for quality, context, style, and grammar

• Follow best practices on headline writing and SEO optimization

• Constructively collaborate across the MLB vertical, taking on tasks and projects of varying scope

• Choose photos, write headlines, and package stories in a way that would appeal to an audience seeking differentiated content

• Ability to work nights and weekends, as required

Requirements

• At least 2 years experience editing on digital platforms

• Deep knowledge of and a passion for the MLB 

• Knowledge of WordPress and photo editing skills is a plus

• This job is located in the US or Canada

Staff Editor, NBA

The Athletic NBA is hiring a staff editor. The candidate will be involved in all the day-to-day operations, including collaborating with writers, planning, editing and publishing of content.

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Generate thoughtful, smart and relevant story ideas

• Work closely with writers to develop and execute high-quality stories, features and analysis, as well as collaborate with our news team on breaking stories

• Line edit stories from start to finish for quality, context, style and grammar

• Follow best practices on headline writing and SEO optimization

• Constructively collaborate across the NBA vertical, taking on tasks and projects of varying scope

• Choose photos, write headlines, and package stories in a way that would appeal to an audience seeking differentiated content

• Ability to work nights and weekends, as required

Requirements

• At least 2 years experience editing on digital platforms

• Deep knowledge of and a passion for the NBA 

• Knowledge of WordPress and photo editing skills is a plus

• This job is located in the US or Canada

Staff Editor, News 

The Athletic is seeking a Staff Editor, News. The ideal candidate has experience being part of a high-end news and/or breaking news operation and has boundless energy for producing compelling content on tight deadlines. The Staff Editor will be expert at building relationships and working collaboratively in a high-paced and pressurized environment.

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Editing, producing and publishing stories via a dedicated publishing process, including writing headlines and selecting photos

• Promotion and curation of those stories

• Collaboration with staff on news content development

• Setting goals for staff

• Understanding SEO and best practices

• Use real-time metrics to assess performance and adjust appropriately

• Collaboration with national sport verticals and all local markets

• Collaboration with HQ on product development, user experience, and business/marketing initiatives

Requirements

• 2-5 years of experience in digital sports journalism

• News or breaking news background, and/or exceptional sports journalism experience

• High-end knowledge of major professional, international and collegiate sports

• Role will be based in the United States or Canada

Staff Editor, NFL 

The Athletic NFL is hiring a staff editor. The candidate will be involved in all the day-to-day operations, including collaborating with writers, planning, editing and publishing of content.

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Generate thoughtful, smart and relevant story ideas

• Work closely with writers to develop and execute high-quality stories, features and analysis, as well as collaborate with our news team on breaking stories

• Line edit stories from start to finish for quality, context, style and grammar

• Follow best practices on headline writing and SEO optimization

• Constructively collaborate across the NFL vertical, taking on tasks and projects of varying scope

• Choose photos, write headlines, and package stories in a way that would appeal to an audience seeking differentiated content

• Ability to work nights and weekends, as required

Requirements

• At least 2 years experience editing on digital platforms

• Deep knowledge of and a passion for the NFL 

• Knowledge of WordPress and photo editing skills is a plus

• This job is located in the US or Canada

Staff Editor, NHL

The Athletic NHL is hiring a staff editor. The candidate will be involved in all the day-to-day operations, including collaborating with writers, planning, editing and publishing of content.

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Generate thoughtful, smart and relevant story ideas

• Work closely with writers to develop and execute high-quality stories, features and analysis, as well as collaborate with our news team on breaking stories

• Line edit stories from start to finish for quality, context, style and grammar

• Follow best practices on headline writing and SEO optimization

• Constructively collaborate across the NHL vertical, taking on tasks and projects of varying scope

• Choose photos, write headlines, and package stories in a way that would appeal to an audience seeking differentiated content

• Ability to work nights and weekends, as required

Requirements

• At least 2 years experience editing on digital platforms

• Deep knowledge of and a passion for the NHL 

• Knowledge of WordPress and photo editing skills is a plus

• This job is located in the US or Canada

Staff Writer, St Louis Cardinals (MLB)

The Athletic is looking for an energetic, motivated writer who is interested in taking charge of a beat and telling unique and differentiating stories to an audience that appreciates quality above all else. 

Interested candidates must apply directly via the Careers page to be considered for the role. Click here to apply:

Responsibilities

• Excellent news sense, along with strong sources or the ability to cultivate sources to break or advance the news

• A sharp, analytical mind able to analyze a situation and add perspective

• Attention to detail; must be meticulous and thorough when sourcing stories

• Ability to tell rich, ambitious, features through deep reporting and access that takes readers beyond the superficial storylines 

• Ability to work on a number of projects at the same time, balancing mid- and long-term projects with the need to deliver stories on a regular basis

• Creative and innovative approach to story ideation and formats

• Unique and strong voice that can stand out from competitors

• Must have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and share information

• Desire to connect with the audience by interacting with our community section and also holding Live Q&A’s, as appropriate

• Interest in internal metrics that can help educate what subscribers desire

Requirements

• Minimum five years of relevant experience at a media company

• Thorough knowledge of MLB and understanding of advanced analytics

• Thorough knowledge of the journalistic process

• Interest in other journalistic platforms, including podcasting, a plus

• This position is based in St. Louis

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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