Digital Content Editor

Summary/Objective:

The Digital Content Editor is responsible for selecting, prioritizing, editing and posting content of all types (text, video, photo, etc.) in a fast-paced, deadline environment, mindful of NFL Media editorial and stylistic standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Train and directly oversee seasonal, contracted and part-time digital content producers, making story assignments and ensuring all content is grammatically correct, factually accurate and consistent with NFL Media’s editorial policies.
  • Display leadership as key voice in all news decisions on the website.
  • Monitor wire feeds, social media, and other outside sources to ensure the latest NFL news is represented on NFL.com.
  • React quickly to breaking news to coordinate breaking news language for the website, mobile app, and, as needed, NFL Network Ticker.
  • Juggle multiple responsibilities during breaking news environment and communicate effectively with writer and NFL Network counterparts to make sure NFL Digital content plan is clear and concise.
  • Work with NFL Digital writers and NFL Network reporters in the field. Work with reporters on stories on information, sourcing, etc.
  • Communicate with NFL Network counterparts to ensure coverage is consistent across all media platforms.
  • Demonstrate news judgment in editing and story selection consistent with NFL Media’s editorial policies.
  • Help manage the news-based social media accounts to ensure stories make most social impact and information is displayed creatively to capitalize user engagement.
  • Re-write or re-work news reports to blend information from multiple sources in adherence to NFL Media editorial policies.
  • Prioritize editing queue in-line with the daily content plan but informed by data provided by real-time metrics.
  • Execute home-page content plan, while also making independent and well-reasoned decisions based on real-time metrics and common sense.
  • Monitor NFL Network Ticker to ensure information is displayed consistent with NFL Media style.
  • Monitor wire feeds and other outside sources, including social media, to ensure the latest NFL news is represented on NFL Digital and NFL Network.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Responsible for supervision of freelance and/or seasonal employees

Expected Hours of Work:

  • 9am — 6pm, plus overtime

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