Weekend Editor

Horse Racing Nation, Louisville, Kentucky

Date Posted August 24, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://horseracingnation.com

Description:

HorseRacingNation.com is seeking a Weekend Editor for its growing news operation in Louisville, Ky., home of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.

This entry level role aids in executing coverage of the world’s biggest horse races, with the typical work week running from Wednesday-Sunday alongside the racing calendar.

Editors at HRN are responsible for contributing to all aspects of news gathering, reporting, social media and other essential functions of the website. This position reports directly to the editor-in-chief.

Experience covering horse racing is preferred, but all talented journalists are welcome to apply.

The ideal candidate is conditioned to working under constant deadlines in a fast-paced news environment. He or she can multitask well, shows sharp attention to detail and possesses a drive to grow readership.

Requirements include knowledge of AP style, ability to work independently and astute news judgment. Evidence of prior website and social media management help.

To apply, email a cover letter detailing why you’re the best person for the job along with a resume and work samples to HRN Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Lintner at jlintner@horseracingnation.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.