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Interactive Online Properties
TV Sports Group (TSG)
New York City, NY – USA

U.S. based global media, publishing, broadcasting, sports and entertainment company seeks an Editor-in-Charge to oversee all aspects of content, production and delivery for their noted and high profile interactive properties.


$200,000 to $250,000 +

Summary for Editor-in-Chief

  • We are seeking an Editor-in-Chief to oversee all aspects of content production and event coverage on the site.
  • The Editor-in-Chief will manage the day-to-day production of all written content online including scripts, editorial, blogs, headlines, promos, etc. We are looking for real web management experience and enthusiasm for online media.
  • The Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for the development of creative writing styles and accompanying style guides. He/She will ensure continuity among the editorial units and set the tone of those units accordingly. Additionally, the Editor-in-Chief will be continually challenged with the differentiation of content, tone and editorial among other production units including Television and Print.
  • Specifically, the organization will be looking to the Editor-in-Chief to formulate content plans. create and manage editorial schedules (both long and short term), develop distinctive tone and voice for editorial packages and site sections, manage the production of assignments from producers and partners through the production shop, and manage the team of creative professionals. The Editor-in-Chief will have a close working relationship with the Creative Director (Information Architecture and Design), VP, Interactive, on-air creative team, and the Magazines.
  • Detailed Work Activities

  • Integrate other creative resources and assets from Television and other writing teams
  • Supervise production materials, activities and daily production processes
  • Implement staff policies and manage full-time and freelance, contract staff
  • Interpret information to formulate story ideas and execute in online friendly ways
  • Organize story elements and coverage information beyond articles of text and pictures
  • Track metrics that demonstrate improvements in content quality (unique, user frequency/duration) and implement revisions to plan to achieve group goals
  • Identify interests of site visitors and continually tailor product to their needs and expectations
  • Collaborate to develop new interactive tools
  • Continually surprise and delight fans with creativity and enhanced functionality
  • Supervise the verification of facts: sources, and historical data
  • Supervise and write headlines and promos while ensuring correct (or relevant) grammar, punctuation or spelling
  • Follow copyright laws to protect internal intellectual property and exposure in use of outside intellectual property
  • Assemble criteria for Junior writers as well as writing style guide
  • Interview and hire writers and reporters or negotiate contracts, royalties, and payments for authors or freelancers.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
  • Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.
  • Confer with management and editorial staff members regarding placement and emphasis of developing news stories
  • Meet frequently with artists, typesetters, layout personnel, marketing directors, and production managers to discuss projects and resolve problems.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Monitor news-gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services, and other reporters.
  • Assign topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage.
  • Required Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of web and media production techniques including general communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via interactive, written, and visual media.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Keen eye for details
  • Strong commercial and business sensibility
  • Deep understanding of arid enthusiasm for professional sports
  • Highly collaborative nature and spirit
  • Ability to meet the needs of the firm as stated above by being present and available to staff members 
  • Ability to work in conjunction with TV and special event schedules at varied hours and days as required
  • A minimum of approximately 10 years of related experience
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in related discipline
  • Contact

    Mr. Tony Filson
    Filcro Media Staffing
    521 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  10175
    Resume: e-mail

    Please attach your resume and leave the words "Editor Sports" follow by your name in the subject line of your e-mail. Thank you

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    Posted July 20, 2007 by tvstaff in Entertainment

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