Sports Editor

Alabama Media Group

Birmingham, Alabama

Date Posted January 24, 2023
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://www.al.com/

Description:

National-champion level sports leader wanted.

Do you have what it takes to dominate sports coverage where the heart of college football beats loudly? AL.com is seeking a top-flight sports leader to guide its coverage of Alabama and Auburn athletics, as well as its sports reporting across the South.

We devote extraordinary resources to our top-tier beats, programs among the nation's elite whose success is outstripped only by the enthusiasm of their fans. This Managing Producer of Sports will also supervise coverage of the dominant Southeastern Conference, and extend reach through pro sports, other college sports, high school sports and more. 

We have a commitment to investigative and enterprise reporting, and seek someone with an ability to guide reporters through challenging stories of impact to compete for national awards. Since 2018, AL.com journalists have won two Pulitzer Prize awards as well as earning a finalist nomination for journalism’s highest honor. This underscores the strength of our cohesive staff, which includes some of the nation’s top editors and reporters. 

We are a digitally-focused company, seeking a leader to help drive content 24/7 on our statewide site, AL.com, with a loyal and demanding following that extends well beyond Alabama across the Southeast and truly across the nation.

This leader is responsible for development and distribution of authoritative content over all platforms that breaks news, delivers constant buzz and offers in-depth analysis, using digital approaches that build and engage audiences. Duties include strategic planning, project execution and supervision of reporters, managing performance-based metrics for the content team and individual employees.

To be a good fit for this opportunity, you will need to have:

  • Experience working with video and social networking functionality / technology is highly desirable
  • Self-starter, very detailed oriented and have the ability to multitask, meet deadlines and manage multiple complex projects to on-time delivery
  • Successful experience leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Solid track record of successfully developing projects through launch
  • Experience reading and understanding metrics reports and analyzing their implications
  • Working collaboratively to develop measurement methods, ability to align product offerings with audience
  • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
  • Ability to create and implement strategies to respond to the evolving nature of the industry by experimenting with new models, platforms and ideas to stimulate audience engagement and revenue generation/growth.

If you are interested in applying for this role, email your cover letter, a resume and links to your work and social media presences to Senior Director of Content, Izzy Gould: igould@advancelocal.com

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable options for your healthcare including medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, fertility assistance, a substantial 401k plan to help plan for your future, generous paid time off, paid parental and caregiver leave and an employee assistance program to support your work/life balance, optional legal assistance, life insurance options, as well as flexible holidays to honor cultural diversity.

Alabama Media Group (AMG) is one of the country's most innovative local media companies. In 2021, it won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for commentary, won six regional Emmys for documentary work, and earned a Webby Award for short-form comedy.

AMG includes AL.com, the state's largest news brand; a digital marketing operation serving clients in 13 states; Red Clay Media, a network of social media brands; Alabama's three most prominent newspapers: The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times and Mobile's Press-Register; the Mississippi Press Register; and Reckon, a news brand for diverse, younger Southerners.

Alabama Media Group is part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people a month www.advancelocal.com.

Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

 

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