Senior Editor - FloGrappling

Content Austin, Texas


Description

FloSports Inc. is seeking a Senior Editor to lead creative and editorial strategy for FloGrappling. Candidates need the ability to think both creatively and analytically to develop and lead teams responsible for creating content that engages fans, markets live events, tells compelling stories, and enhances the brand.

A Senior Editor leads by leveraging their knowledge of the broader jiu jitsu landscape and deep understanding of FloSports to analyze data, glean takeaways, and channel those insights into content strategies that support our business goals. 

To execute those strategies, the Senior Editor oversees a team of subject matter experts who lend their jiu jitsu specific expertise and media backgrounds to help influence and execute tactics. The role requires someone who knows how to manage creative employees and allocate resources—budget, headcount, time, internal/external assets, etc.—to maximize impact. The best candidates will not only be able to optimize communication and operations within their core team, but also build strong cross-departmental relationships to increase alignment around goals. 

Senior Editors also serve as stewards of the FloSports brand and reinforce best practices for content development and publication. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage a team of content creators that develops great digital content, both written and video, from the idea phase to publishing.
  • Track content analytics to monitor engagement and deliver insights to your team that influence creation and curation strategies. 
  • Allocate budget, headcount, time, internal/external assets, etc. in a way that maximizes impact and supports FloSports company goals. 
  • Lead your team in meetings to come up with content plans that engage fans, market live events, tell compelling stories, and enhance the brand.
  • Champion business initiatives and rally your teams around them with thorough plans for success. 
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders across departments—including digital marketing, rights acquisition, product, sales, partner success, etc.—to enhance alignment around business goals.
  • Seek, utilize and manage the best staff and freelancers you can find and guide them to create killer content.
  • Make sure the team you manage delivers content in line with our unique brand and style guide.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Required:

  • Experience in a similar role managing creative/editorial employees—preferably, within the sports media space.
  • Experience with content analytics and demonstrated ability to apply takeaways that inform strategy.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and adaptable to change.
  • You're a fantastic editor, and know AP Style in and out. Grammar mistakes drive you crazy.
  • Proficient with Content Management Systems (CMS).
  • You know what compelling video content looks like and how to manage your team to deliver it.
  • You're organized. You know how to prioritize your time. You manage multiple projects with ease.
  • You're creative and analytical. You enjoy coming up with unique takes on stories and refuse to do something that has been done before. You thrive on taking an idea and making it a reality.
  • You work well with senior management, but you can also work independently. You take leadership and ownership of your team.

WHO WE ARE:

Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ sports in the US and abroad. FloSports’ vision is to finally give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home.

HOW WE DO IT:

We are the CEOs of our own work and are accountable for the tasks and responsibilities assigned to us. We take pride in creating the content that fans love. We row in the same direction and work together on our common vision. We build and strengthen our relationships through teamwork and respect. We embrace challenges, ask questions and are allowed to fail as long as we learn. We are passionate about building tribes and communities worth belonging to. We are innovative, curious, and have an appetite for making things better. Does this sound like you? Apply Today!

OUR BENEFITS:

  • Recognized as one of 2020’s Top Workplaces by the Austin-American Statesman
  • Recognized in the following BuiltinAustin Lists for 2021: Best Places to Work, Best Midsize Company, and Best Paying Company 
  • Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans
  • Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 401(K) company match
  • Progressive parental leave policies
  • Flexible paid vacation and work environment
  • Hack-a-thons
  • Free laundry service for all positions that require travel
  • Bring your dog to work… everyday!
  • Stocked snack bar, catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
  • Modern and collaborative office environment