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 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

  • 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 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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

Pac-12