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247Sports is a digital enterprise focused on delivering original college sports and recruiting news on a team-by-team basis to passionate sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms.
We are looking for a new team member who is passionate about college football, basketball and trending news. Ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment and has strong communication skills. In this role, you play a key part in our college news desk coverage - finding, assigning, editing and distributing content to grow 247Sports search and social audience.
Responsible for finding content for desk writers focusing on the biggest and most viral storylines and programming for our top social pages.
Manage the content queue to make sure there’s adequate amount of storylines for time of day and staffing.
Responsible for making sure the highest priority news is being assigned and written in a timely manner.
Create headlines and SEO for content written by desk writers
Oversee quality control of content being produced by writers to make sure it fits the 247Sports editorial guidelines.
Work with social team on distributing relevant college team site network content to appropriate social assets.
Work closely with team sites on the execution of relevant social and search content to make sure it’s handled and published in a timely manner.
Find and identify follow up story angles to news events that will cater to social audience and contribute content ideas for monthly long form calendar.
Will be responsible for some content creation and publishing especially on busier news days.
What you bring to the team:
You have -
Experience covering and reporting on college football and basketball
Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends
Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat