Assistant Editor

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The job:
Sports Business Journal is seeking an Assistant Editor to join its team and lead coverage of esports, both in SBJ and in our sister publication, The Esports Observer. The position is based in Charlotte, NC. The full job description can be found here.

What we are looking for:
The Assistant Editor will be asked to bring ideas, inspiration and guidance to the content team and work with, manage and direct reporters. Reporting directly to the Executive Editor, the Assistant Editor will work with a team to actively oversee and direct the deployment of resources across various publishing platforms daily and weekly to focus on being a leader in the business coverage of esports and gaming.

Candidates must have understanding and interest in esports and gaming, solid news sense, an ability to make snap judgments about the proper treatment of stories and confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members. Editor will be nimble and turn around copy accurately and succinctly and think big with a view of packaging stories/information/data in print, online and mobile.

Organization must be a strength and the person must be willing to be open-minded while willing to serve as a change agent in the newsroom, actively advocating for the improvements and resources that take Sports Business Journal/Daily and The Esports Observer content to the next level.

Candidate must be willing to conduct outreach into the sports community. In addition, the editor must be willing to work with reporters to shape content, find holes in stories, offer ideas on sourcing and serve as a mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement, learning and growth. Must adhere to excellence, with the highest standards and ethics. Strong and consistent communication skills are critical.

• Strong journalistic, organizational and communication skills are a must.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• A minimum of 1-3 years of management and/or team leadership experience required.


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