Multimedia Sports Copy Editor

The Fayetteville Observer / Gatehouse Media, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Date PostedFebruary 26, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Fayetteville Observer, an award-winning news organization covering 10 counties in southeastern North Carolina, is seeking a multimedia copy editor on the Sports desk. The duties of this fast-paced position include editing local sports copy, photos and other content on deadline; coordinating the flow of local and wire content to our design/layout hub; collaborating with our designers on print presentation; posting content to the web and social media; and creating content when needed including local roundups, late-breaking stories, photo galleries and occasional game coverage. Candidates must have excellent copy-editing and headline-writing skills, along with prior experience as an editor, copy editor or reporter, preferably in sports.

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Demonstrate consistent high performance in editing, headline writing and website content management.
  • Demonstrate mastery of spelling, grammar, syntax and word usage, including the ability to tighten copy when appropriate.
  • Adjust on the fly in the deadline-driven world of sports and handle deadline pressure well.
  • Work well with reporters, freelancers and part-timers, and multitask on busy evenings when we have several live stories. We also collaborate with other GateHouse Media newspapers in the Carolinas.
  • Work with digital and print content management systems, which we use to post stories, photos and related material to the web.
  • Comfortably work with social media and have some experience with video/audio, or an enthusiasm to learn. This position is responsible for pushing our late-day content onto social media to drive traffic.
  • Demonstrate a keen understanding of the full gamut of sports (world, national and local) and make good judgment calls on play/presentation. Our coverage includes everything from rec sports to the pros, with an emphasis on local.
  • Maintain a positive work environment by communicating constructively and respectfully with customers, co-workers and managers.

Benefits include:

Our compensation package includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability and a matching 401(k) program.

To apply please submit your resume to:

Thomas Pope, Sports Editor at

The Fayetteville Observer

A GateHouse Media Company

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in our workplace


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