Short Form Managing Editor

Pac-12 San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

The Short Form Managing Editor will be responsible for programming and packaging content for 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 production tools for creating audience-facing pages and site features and train others to do so. He or she is the primary liaison between 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.


  • and Pac-12 Now programming and packaging

  • Update 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

  • 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.

  • Syndication partners

  • 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 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

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Short Form Managing Editor