POLARIS VENTURE PARTNERS / World Championship Sports Network, Sports Editors, Bethesda, MD


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
– 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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