Recurring-Associate Editor

Oct 16, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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.

ESPN Alerts recurring writers will write short-form text for the purpose of delivering notifications from ESPN mobile apps. They curate and write content in a fast-paced daily environment. In writing alerts, they must consider issues of accuracy, fairness and consumption potential. Writers must be able to digest large quantities of content and quickly determine what to write and how to frame for specific alerts subscribers.

* Strong base of current sports knowledge, including teams, players and storylines

* Understand and follow closely the latest in social media trends across sports.

* Strong understanding and appreciation of news and story play.

* Excellent short-form writing skills, an understanding of optimal tactics for distribution.

* Work quickly and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical work day.

* Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* A B.S./B.A. degree in communication arts, journalism or new media or equivalent combination of education experience.

* The recurring writer will curate and write alerts on a daily basis. This job will include managing an overall style and voice, and working with subject matter experts for specific content types.

* The recurring writer will help curate existing ESPN content products (video, audio, story, television) and generate concise, engaging text to provide information and/or incentive to engage with the alert itself.

* The recurring writer will work across multiple content and delivery platforms to help mine the best available items about a multitude of sources.

* Sports takes place on nights, weekends and holidays -- and those shifts will be regular and required.

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