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Content Editor- Sports

Job ID: 66600
Job Views: 195
Location: New York, New York, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 06.23.2022

Job Description

The NY Daily News is looking for a versatile editor to work on the award-winning Sports team. We’re in the unique position of being a local newspaper that operates on a national scale in the midst of a shift toward a digital audience. This position provides the opportunity to directly impact the success of a growing company at a pivotal and exciting time.


In this role, you will join the Sports team to help drive growth across all platforms. The ideal candidate will be creative, collaborative, detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced newsroom. They will also be experienced enough to handle nights and weekends without senior staff supervision. You will also be reliable, working on a team that covers vast shifts, digitally savvy, and flexible.


Duties for the Content Editor job can vary, but fluency is critical in editing and preparing articles, photos, videos and designs for publication on all NYDN digital platforms; performing other production-related functions that require sharp news judgment, including programming web pages based on audience data and The Daily News’ mission; managing content from outside sources such as wire services; aggregating content or writing short stories, when necessary; and publishing on other platforms such as social media. They should have a solid understanding of the world of NY sports, digital trends, social media and audience metrics.


This is a nightside position with the possibility of weekend work as well.



We Offer:


  • Entrepreneurial, innovative, rewarding and team-oriented work environment
  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) match
  • A generous (paid) flex time off policy


The NY Daily News 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.



This editor will be a key component for the Sports team, helping to run the Daily News Sports page and other channels critical to our Sports department. The job will also involve working on strategic initiatives.


Main responsibilities include:

  • Editing the Daily News Sports page, determining which content will be placed and how that content will be promoted for both digital and print.
  • Posting stories, galleries, and other content
  • Attending to the sports desk’s duties on night and weekend shifts
  • Sending out newsletters and breaking news alerts.
  • Assist in audience development strategy, including social media, search and content performance.



Ideal Qualifications (not all are required):

  • Extensive headline-writing experience for all platforms.
  • Experience working on a news site.
  • Social media savvy with demonstrated experience, especially with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.
  • Experience and interest with additional audience development strategies.
  • Comfortable with analytics tools and social media metrics.
  • Reporting and/or editing experience, and ability to display solid news judgment in both the local and national sphere, while also having in-depth sports knowledge and a passion for sports.
  • Knowledge of web tools, CMS systems and technical platforms. The ability to troubleshoot problems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of a broad base of news topics, including New York news and sports. Tabloid experience is a plus.


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of 1 year editing or in audience work at a news publication or website; knowledge and acceptance The NY Daily News’ mission and strategy; excellent command of verbal and written English. Developed writing and reporting skills. Works to enhance knowledge of basic metrics to better assess audience. Able and willing to work irregular hours and holidays as necessary. Proficient use of technology such as computers and software, iPhones, iPads, and other digital devices.


At the NY Daily News, we believe in fostering growth, learning new skills, and making sure every team member feels valued. If you think you'd be a great fit here, we'd love for you to apply!


About Us


Since 1919, the New York Daily News has been serving the working people of New York.

Our mission is to deliver the truth every day. We are here to tell stories about New York city and its people: people helping other people, hurting other people. Powerful people failing to serve the rest of us. Regular people trying to make it every day. The Daily News' Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism works to protect your interests and help navigate your daily life.



New York Daily News is one of New York's most iconic media brands that creates and executes integrated marketing programs that drive conversions and results. As one of the most trusted brands in New York, we work closely with you to understand your goals and KPIs and then leverage our local market expertise to create and execute unique media programs to drive your target audience to take action. Whether you need research, marketing analytics, creative, multi-media strategy and buying or campaign performance management, the Daily News is your trusted New York expert.

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