The Short Form Managing Editor will be responsible for programming and packaging content for Pac-12.com and our Pac-12 Now mobile app and our syndication partners across relevant hours of the day and night and for leading others in doing the same. He or she will master Pac-12.com production tools for creating audience-facing pages and site features and train others to do so. He or she is the primary liaison between Pac-12.com and content creators throughout Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 Conference. The job is headquartered in San Francisco with evening and weekend work as dictated by events.
Pac-12.com and Pac-12 Now programming and packaging
Update Pac-12.com with relevant photos, SEO-friendly headlines, tease copy, and links
Publish content including blog posts, videos, photo galleries behind these headlines
Manage our freelance staff "desk" for extending site programming and production on evenings and weekends
Identify candidates, hire, own the staffing calendar, and enforce best practices
Lead editorial planning of Conference Championships and other "tentpole" events
Work closely with content creators throughout Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 Conference to source, schedule, publish and program content
Support the timely updating of standings, scores, and statistics where automation fails
Exercise news judgment and support Pac-12 Short Form's mission and voice
Coordinate scheduling of live events including broadcasts and live streams in our quick-twitch video-editing platform, and lead others to do the same
Pac-12.com site production
Use site production tools to create new show pages, event pages, and site features fill the gap between content producers and web developers
Gather site requirements from content creators at Pac-12 Networks, the Pac-12 Conference and the Pac-12 Short Form editorial team
Build, refine, replicate train others in site production best practices, generating scale
Ideate and advocate for new CMS functionality
Address errors, outages, and broken functionality or escalate as necessary, and lead others in doing the same
Master our photos sources/rights agreements and best practices and facilitate photo sourcing throughout the building and with member schools.
Publish content for use on 3rd party platforms with which we share content, and lead others in doing the same.
Populate feeds, tag, and title content, and communicate with editorial leads to troubleshoot obstacles/surface the best stuff.
Populate our YouTube channel with relevant videos, SEO friendly title, and teases. Curate YouTube playlists.
Surface school-produced videos for use on Pac-12.com and throughout Pac-12 Networks, and provide member schools with Pac-12 videos for consideration on their channels
Master our footage guidelines, rights, and best practices -- and communicate with stakeholders (schools, peers)
Any other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field
Demonstrable experience and aptitude for web publishing tools including:
Photo editing software (Photoshop, etc.)
Video editing software (Premiere, SnappyTV)
Drupal-based Content Management Systems
Experience with managing a team
Deeply knowledgeable about Pac-12 schools, sports, and teams
A self-starter requiring little oversight while maintaining excellent attention to detail
Willing to work hours as dictated by the digital news cycle and sports including evening and weekends
Experience in copyediting and prepping content for the web (some HTML)
Has a collaborative, passionate, team-first attitude towards building a next-generation sports digital media business