Editor, Sports

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Posted Date 8 months ago(3/31/2022 10:40 AM)
Requisition ID
4913
Category
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Full-Time
Physical Work Location
Hartford Courant - Work from Home

Overview

The Hartford Courant is looking for an experienced sports editor to help lead our award-winning department. This person will report to the managing editor and be the day-to-day manager of the sports department. Our primary beats include coverage of the UConn sports teams and many other teams and sports across Connecticut. Our focus is on enterprise reporting and going beyond the advance/game story cycle.  

 

This person must be aware of all relevant games, teams, coaches, schedules and fans. This position is a key part of the Courant’s news strategy in developing and editing compelling sports stories, video, and other media. The person is significant in drawing fans to our coverage and drawing new subscribers as well as sustaining current readers by helping to guide important sports stories. The position is in daily contact with reporters, other editors and other team members to ensure a steady flow of the most relevant breaking, enterprise and investigative sports news.

 

 

Candidate must reside in Connecticut or be willing to relocate. 

 

 

Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us. 

Responsibilities

Among the sports editor’s duties:

 

  • Collaborate with content director on story/event planning
  • Work with reporters on story ideas and editing of their stories
  • Help manage sports channel of website and help plan print edition
  • Report and write stories as necessary for department
  • Help identify initiatives or content areas that could increase digital subscriptions
  • Candidates must have previous experience as a sports editor for a daily newspaper or major market digital news/sports organization. A minimum of three to five years newsroom management experience is also required.

 


Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in seven markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune,  The Baltimore SunOrlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-PilotThe Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant. Studio 1847 is the brand marketing division of Tribune Publishing Co. We partner with brands to tell their stories through content and experiences.

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