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Digital Desk Manager

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 4/13/2018

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ResponsibilitiesRole PurposeThis position is part of the core publishing team for NBC Sports Regional Networks. The role includes managing the day-to-day editorial maintenance and publishing of content to the RSN's collection of sites and apps. This position will also work with NBC Sports' partners on the distribution of content. Responsibilities
  • Oversee digital content editing, publishing and distribution for the NBC Sports Regional Networks websites and apps
  • Assist editorial staff by monitoring wires, editing copy, writing headlines and selecting complementary content as necessary
  • Manage editorial team responsible for editing, publishing and distributing content
  • Lead recruiting and hiring of editorial staff
  • Closely monitor content generated by editorial staff to ensure it meets NBC standards for quality, accuracy and relevance
  • Collaborate with regional digital leads on content planning, publishing and distribution workflow
  • Leverage content partnerships to drive traffic and expand reach
  • Contribute feedback into initiatives that affect design, user experience and functionality of the RSN's website and mobile apps
  • Work closely with site production and development teams to ensure editorial vision is executed, content needs are met, CMS and other tools are effective
Qualifications/RequirementsBasic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in journalism or related field, or relevant work experience
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience in sports editorial management, working with producers, reporters, editors and freelancers
  • Minimum three (3) years of online and digital media experience, specifically methods of content display and layoutAdditional Qualifications
  • Willingness to work flexible schedule based on event coverage
  • Familiarity with HTML and/or web authoring tools and software
  • Familiarity with AP style and the ability to create clean copy
  • Proficient at discerning and analyzing sports storylines
  • Proven experience managing a team
  • Demonstrated experience in packaging content for a digital audience, editing written content for publication, and headline writing for web/apps
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Photoshop or other photo-editing softwareEligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well on deadline
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Deep knowledge across all major American sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS
  • Strong eye for graphic design
  • Must be a team player


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