Baltimore Sun Media seeks a digitally focused and creative leader to coordinate sports coverage for The Capital in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. This editor would help coordinate daily sports coverage, working in step with the Baltimore Sun Media sports editors, to ensure we are using our resources effectively and efficiently. A good candidate will prioritize increasing online traffic through rigorous social promotion of community sports content and suggesting innovative ways to tell stories that engage the many audiences that The Capital serves
*Challenge conventions to ensure all content assists in our goal of increasing audience and digital subscriptions.
*Leads efforts to increase use of social media in a consistent manner to increase audience engagement
*Initiates stat leader photo galleries early in all seasons, in addition to other traffic-driving galleries, to grow overall traffic to capitalgazette.com
*Works urgently with reporters on coverage of breaking sports news.
*Works with editors in throughout Baltimore Sun Media to plan out upcoming coverage.
*Updates capitalgazette.com sports pages.
*Assists with social promotion of content on Facebook and Twitter.
*Produces the daily budget of content for online and print.
*Coordinate print production of the sports sections of The Capital and Maryland Gazette with the design and production studio.
*At least four years of digital experience producing content.
*Proven knowledge of and experience with social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook.
*Some management experience that includes a collegial and encouraging management style that fosters budding talent and challenges veteran employees are a plus.
*Solid journalistic credentials with comprehensive knowledge of media law including copyright, libel, two-party consent, privacy, and fair use questions, in addition to a highly developed sense of ethics.
Baltimore Sun Media offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days.
Interested applicants should provide resume and links to online work, if available. References should be furnished when requested.