News Desk Contributor SB Nation
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Note: This is a contracted position.
SB Nation is a media company driven by talent, technology, and design. We develop the highest quality content, conversations, and applications for an audience of over 22 million passionate people around the world.
After years of steady growth, we're a well-funded company, supported by the same folks who invested in Facebook and Etsy, with business expertise and a successful business model to go with our editorial and technology foundation.
SB Nation is looking for candidates to staff our network-wide news desk, designed to cover all parts of the country. The news desk will support SB Nation?s regional sites and team sites with sports news coverage. Candidates will be covering breaking sports news and updating existing stories. As a secondary duty, the news desk staff also handles basic, planned news-based posts.
Duties: Candidates are responsible for creating new StoryStreams covering breaking news, updating existing StoryStreams with news, writing planned content via our Assignment Desk tool, and scouring the Internet for stories to write about in support of their cluster of SB Nation regional sites. Each candidate will help cover multiple sports across multiple regions. Candidates will coordinate with editors of regional sites, league managers that control content on the team-specific sites and general assignment editors.
Background and qualifications: This is an entry-level position in sports media. Candidates with experience producing sports news content are preferred in either an intern, academic or professional capacity. A journalism degree (or degree in-progress) is preferred but not required. Strong knowledge of sports and a demonstrated ability to write in an online environment are musts.
Our ideal candidate:
Has strong knowledge of sports
Possesses excellent writing and grammar skills
Has a nose for news, both in knowing what is important and identifying where to find it.
Is able to write in line with our best practices for ideal search engine optimization (SEO).
Is very detail-oriented.
Is able to write and publish quickly while remaining accurate.
Is a self-starter who can work with minimal direction.
Possesses excellent communication skills.
Is comfortable working in a virtual environment.
Hours: Newsroom writers will work in four-hour shifts, which run from 8 a.m. - midnight local time, seven days a week. Shifts include mornings, afternoons, late nights and weekends. Schedules change from time to time based on the sports calendar.
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