Job Posting Title General Editor, eSports
Job Description Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The ESPN.com eSports editor will oversee the daily production of all eSports content. They work directly with writers (including many of ESPN’s biggest names) and partners to assign and edit content in a fast-paced daily environment. They write headlines and evaluate stories for accuracy, fairness and completeness. Editors must be able to develop unique and compelling content that speaks to a unique audience. They must have an awareness of the operations of every ESPN unit in order to collaborate successfully in developing timely and relevant content. Editors are responsible for making judgments on story play and for participating in discussions on how to package content in the news rails on the website.
Responsibilities
  • The General Editor will edit multiple stories on a daily basis. These will include copy and line editing roles, as well as managing an overall style and voice.
  • Along with the daily editing roles, the General Editor will be involved in short and long-term editorial planning, generating story ideas specifically tailored to each individual writer. They will manage a team of staff and freelance writers, creating a diverse budget of expert analysis. In addition, they will work across ESPN, including digital, TV, radio and print groups to fully integrate planning.
  • The General Editor will work across multiple content and delivery platforms on to develop in-depth projects, feature packages and daily content. 
Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years working in a media environment, including previous leadership roles
  • Possess an expert-level knowledge of one or more the major eSports, including, but not limited to League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, Call of Duty, Counterstrike: Global Offensive, StarCraft 2 and others, including fantasy and gambling areas. This includes not just specific game expertise, but a knowledge of the cutting edge thoughts, trends and writers covering the sport.
  • Understand and follow closely the latest in statistical research and analytic trends across eSports. Must be able to create original research and content based on these trends.
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of news and story play.
  • Excellent headline writing skills, an understanding of search engine optimization.
  • Create and tell stories in a fast-paced, highly competitive environment.
  • Work quickly and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical work day.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in online media content preparation. Applicants must have the ability to work in a rapidly changing online environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • eSports takes place on nights, weekends and holidays -- and those shifts will be regular and required.
  • Have a background or quickly become competent in HTML. 
Required Education
  • A B.S./B.A. degree in communication arts, journalism or new media or equivalent combination of education experience.
Additional Information ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Job Posting Industries Television
Job Posting Company ESPN
Primary Location-City Bristol
Primary Location-State CT
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 297507BR
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