Assistant Editor - Sports
This editor will be required to efficiently edit breaking news, manage a team of writers/reporters who primarily work remotely across the city and region and coach reporters to write stories of maximum interest to their respective audiences around their specific beats, with an eye on SEO best practices and current trends.
The right candidate will also be capable of directing the Sports Department in the absence of the sports editor, managing with a triage mentality to determine what must be done now, what should be done next, and what can be set to the side for the moment. This editor will also be tasked with helping to plan and oversee Wichita Eagle sports coverage, as well as The Star's daily Morning Sports Edition digital product.
At least two years of experience as an editor or reporter, ideally covering breaking news.
Bachelor's degree in journalism preferred.
Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting to audiences on all platforms
A deep curiosity and high energy
The ability to edit quickly for accuracy and engagement on a wide variety of topics.
A collaborative work ethic and the ability to communicate easily with colleagues
An interest in telling stories using a variety of media, and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.
Fluency in the science of readership and engagement, including an understanding of metrics/analytics and an understanding of SEO and other audience optimization tactics.
Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism.
Ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.
- Must have reliable transportation. Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).