The Morning Call, in Allentown, Pa., is looking for a digitally focused leader for our sports department, engaging our readers with interesting, diverse and relevant content on a daily basis. The Senior Content Editor Sports drives our local/high school sports coverage for a digital audience, with a focus on adding subscribers and increasing engagement to retain them. This person leads a team of journalists to plan and produce impactful sports features and enterprise stories, as well as coverage of breaking news.
The successful candidate will develop digital plans for the sports site/section both daily and long-term, and for other special events that are audience drivers. Must be adept at using audience metrics, news judgement, and knowledge of platforms to make content decisions. This position will work with the Audience Director to carry out newsroom-wide audience and subscriber plans and help the sports staff understand how audiences consume content on digital platforms.
A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent relevant experience, with at least three years’ experience as an editor is required. The Morning Call, a Tribune Company publication, is located in the Lehigh Valley, about an hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.
The Morning Call is Lehigh Valley’s most widely read source of news and information. As we continue building our exciting digital future, it’s our mission to serve our community by delivering the truth every day, engaging our readers and driving results for our advertisers.