The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., is seeking a sports editor to guide coverage at Mississippi’s largest newspaper.
The 11-person sports team won the Triple Crown in APSE judging this past year and is known for its excellent coverage of SEC football, outdoors and high school sports. The successful candidate will have a proven history of digital excellence, success in breaking stories and a portfolio of enterprise and watchdog journalism.
Key responsibilities include:
Focus team on delivering unique, local, compelling content.
Produce distinctive enterprise and break exclusive news ahead of competitors.
Maintain a strong commitment to great storytelling
Work with the digital and visual editors to provide rich, visually appealing packages across all platforms.
Develop robust, must-read content in digital platforms, including breaking news.
Edit stories as needed for quality; review important or controversial content; flag matters of taste and ethical questions.
Plan coverage of big events well in advance.
Work across the newsroom to ensure communication and quality.
Minimum qualifications include five years in sports journalism and at least two years in a supervisory role.
Please send a resume and supporting materials to Netalia Bradley, human resources director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “sports editor opening” in the subject line.
The deadline to apply is May 15.
The Clarion-Ledger, owned by Gannett, is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting a diverse, drug-free work environment. The employment process consists of a company-paid background check and drug screen. We offer competitive compensation, which includes benefits and a 401k.