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Senior Editor, MLB

Apply Now Job ID 473358BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Media Networks Brand ESPN Date posted 07/14/2017
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The Senior Editor will work with other editors to create, develop and manage compelling year-round coverage of the MLB in our Digital & Print Media division, which includes ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. This editor must have a passion for the MLB and knowledge of the league, preferably with background covering, editing or producing related content. The Senior Editor will help create dynamic and innovative coverage for all platforms, champion story-telling in all forms and foster an environment that celebrates creativity.

Responsibilities

  • Help create innovative MLB content and means of storytelling that distinguishes our coverage across all of ESPN’s platforms, including digital, video, print and social.
  • Help integrate coverage with ESPN’s multiple entities, including TV production, Radio and ESPN The Magazine.
  • Help lead an integral part of a close-knit group of editors, managing reporters through the process of identifying, reporting and telling big stories.
  • Work with related groups as appropriate, including photographic and artistic editors, as well as audio and video producers.
  • Work with the audience development staff to highlight and promote MLB content.

Basic Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of editorial, reporting, blogging, social, multimedia and/or copy editing experience
  • Experience managing complex projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and news judgment
  • Appreciation of popular culture and understanding of the tastes of ESPN’s audiences
  • Familiarity with, and passion, for MLB
  • Willingness to try new things

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in digital journalism, especially at a recognized national podcast, broadcast operation, publication or website.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.

Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
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