The Sports Desk is looking for a deputy editor to shape the way the desk tells stories and engages with readers. This editor will identify, assign, develop and produce visual stories, interactive features and written pieces.
In partnership with the sports editor and rest of the desk, this deputy will work to:
Drive stronger approaches to sports coverage, memorable enterprise and agile service journalism.
Invent and design experiences and innovate new story forms that become regular elements of our coverage.
Develop impactful pieces of journalism, both day-to-day and in projects.
Determine broad digital objectives, such as developing signature features around which our coverage and brand can be built, set desk-wide goals for digital storytelling fluency for the year and set standards for quality.
Initiate specific lines of reporting and enterprise coverage and actively manage staff members to pursue them.
Collaborate closely with the Graphics, Design, Video and Photo leadership on ideas for large projects, and act as the main point of contact for larger multimedia efforts.
Guide the backfield toward greater fluency when it comes to conceptualizing, editing and executing new story forms.
To achieve this, this editor will play a key role in major editorial decisions — from how we allocate resources to determining staffing needs. She or he will help make decisions about what we cover and how we cover it, assigning and editing stories and projects.
The work is not limited to visual stories; he or she must connect traditional articles to new audiences, and must help make the substantial, traditional portion of our report into something more vital in the digital space.
When submitting this application, please include three possible ideas, short-term or long-term, to get a better sense of your thinking. Minimum five year experience needed.
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Internal Number: REQ-004712
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