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POLARIS VENTURE PARTNERS: DIGITAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
World Championship Sports Network, WCSN.com (Bethesda, Maryland) is hiring talented sp…

POLARIS VENTURE PARTNERS: DIGITAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES
World Championship Sports Network, WCSN.com (Bethesda, Maryland) is hiring talented sports editors to deliver a unique and compelling fan experience that includes live events, interactive features, community programming and news articles covering a wide variety of international/Olympic sports such as track and field, cycling, gymnastics, skiing, volleyball, rowing, fencing, wrestling, snowboarding and more.
A WCSN Editor:
- Has a passion for the game and delights in being an Alpha Fan
- Is a creative, outside-the-box thinker about “the big picture” as it relates to sports
- Has a deep knowledge about the sports categories and audiences
- Possesses an excellent understanding of how to tell a story
- Can intuitively find the right angle to create a compelling article or biographical piece.
- Has a solid understanding of community, social media and how to attract fans/enthusiasts
- Is responsible for programming plans and editorial calendars
- Manages news, content and interactive experiences within a specific sport or fan community
- Actively develops packages, story lines, athlete bios, multimedia features, etc.
- Coordinates the gathering of content to support sports publishing and events
- Actively operates publishing and content tools to create online material
- Finds the best fan sites and blogs and harnesses RSS feeds to make a dynamic presentation
Requirements:
- Creative, passionate, self-starter
- Sports journalism experience and news judgment preferred
- Online production experience required
- Experience with top media brands preferred
- 2 years online work experience preferred
- Solid video, photo and audio tools experience
- Proactive planning and superior organizational skills
- Capable project manager
- Appreciation and understanding of popular culture
- Experience working with talent/athletes
- Strong writing, editing, copyediting, proofing, and communications skills
- Basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software
Contact: Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements to BWooldridge@wcsn.com

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