Bleacher Report's Advanced Program in Editing and Content Management is a paid 12-week online training course geared toward graduate and upper-division undergraduate journalism students and recent grads. Participants receive thorough schooling in the first principles and best practices of digital content management via a blend of in-depth training and hands-on learning, with stipends paid for the completion of weekly training modules and an option to earn full or partial course credit for their work.
The experience prepares participants to fulfill a range of possible editorial responsibilities—primarily copy editing, but also content moderation, writer evaluation and supervision—in long-term positions at B/R or elsewhere.
Individual sessions begin on self-selected start dates and run for 12 weeks. Along the way, students learn the ropes and hone their skills by virtue of:
Students receive thorough instruction in the philosophy and methodology of digital content management, with particular emphasis on the nuances of reviewing and revising submissions in real time. B/R’s training team is well-versed in the unique dynamics of digital media, with a long record of success in helping students learn the tricks of the trade.
As part of their training, students complete a weekly quota of article edits, the combination of which translates to a weekly time commitment of roughly 15 flexible hours at the student’s direction. Each review requires students to put theory to practice as a copy editor, applying skills learned and feedback received to content published by members of the B/R Writer Program.
Each student is paired with a personal trainer who provides detailed guidance through the full course of the 12-week program, including concrete tips for improving his or her work over the long run.
All conscientious students graduate with a keener sense of content management workflow in a digital media environment. In addition to this fundamental educational benefit, every high-achieving program participant also stands to gain:
A Resume-Building Experience
The diversity of educational principles covered and articles reviewed within the program prepares graduates to capitalize on new opportunities—and to impress prospective employers—in a rapidly evolving field.
Paid Opportunities Beyond the Program
Successful graduates are favorably considered for paid positions on B/R’s copy editing team, which has a long history of maintaining the site's high editorial standards and providing valuable feedback to writers.
A Path to Potential Full-Time Employment
The program is also a stepping stone for promising students looking to launch or further a career in digital media. Many program graduates now perform critical functions in full-time positions on our editorial, quality control, programming and video teams.
The market for editing and content management opportunities is incredibly tight, and B/R can't make any promises to participants beyond the 12-week program. The fact remains, however, that the best of the best really do go on to bigger and better things—which means that the extent of one’s ultimate success will depend above all on his or her own ability and ambition.
B/R's Advanced Program in Editing and Content Management is open to journalism students at the graduate and upper-division undergraduate levels. Recent graduates, working professionals and university-level students who aren’t journalism majors are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates must possess prior journalistic experience—preferably in sports and/or editing—and intimate knowledge of at least one sport or league to qualify for the program. Those who can demonstrate strong familiarity with at least two of the following sports will receive extra consideration:
- NFL and college football
- NBA and college basketball
- world football (EPL, Champions League, international competitions)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so there's never a bad time to throw your hat in the ring. Promising applicants will be asked to complete a series of editing and editorial standards assessments in order to gain admission to the program.
For more information about the APECM, and to submit a preliminary application:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so there's never a bad time to throw your hat in the ring.
All specific inquiries about the program can be directed to our Student Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.