Deputy Regional Sports Editor

The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina

Date Posted November 03, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Deputy Regional Sports Editor

We’re looking for a deputy regional sports editor to help direct sports coverage in dynamic, high-energy sports markets. This person will collaborate with a team of sports editors and reporters across McClatchy’s Southeast region newsrooms to develop compelling and essential sports journalism for our readers. The ability to collaborate effectively is essential.

Our regional sports editors must have a strong understanding of how to grow digital readership and strengthen engagement in a competitive pro sports and Division I college market. Our major readership drivers in North Carolina include UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR and a broad stretch of high school sports. This position can be based in Raleigh at The News & Observer or in Charlotte at The Observer.

The primary focus of this editor’s duties will be coordinating high school sports coverage across the region, but the regional sports editor will assist in college and pro sports coverage.

The regional sports editor will work closely with the Senior Sports Editor to lead our sports team in proactively breaking news on their beats, elevating our day-to-day coverage and identifying exclusive high-end enterprise that drives loyalty with our readers. He or she will succeed by being a strong coach for both early-career writers and sportswriting veterans.

Collaboration across newsrooms is vital, as well as effective teamwork with colleagues in advertising, product development and audience growth.

Education and Knowledge:

College degree required. Minimum of three years experience leading reporters and directing sports coverage.

Duties and responsibilities:

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