Overview

The News Editor will oversee JWS’ daily news production. This role will involve keeping tabs on breaking and developing stories and working with our news writers to quickly publish pieces that are factually accurate, on-brand and SEO-friendly.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee JWS’ news output, including pre-planned pieces and breaking news stories
  • Monitor social media for breaking news stories
  • Assign and edit stories while overseeing news writing team
  • Write news articles as needed
  • Work with staff and managing editor to determine news strategies for specific leagues
  • Work across JWS departments to publish stories that support JWS initiatives (podcasts, company news, etc.)
  • Follow best practices with regard to headline writing and SEO
  • Coordinate breaking news strategy with JWS social team
  • Manage Facebook news strategy by selecting and publishing relevant stories

Requirements

  • At least 1 year of experience working in media or journalism
  • Deep knowledge of and a passion for women’s sports, particularly soccer and basketball
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • A background in news journalism, including fact-checking practices and ethics
  • A familiarity with the JWS brand and voice
  • An instinct of what is newsworthy in the JWS universe
  • Knowledge of WordPress a plus
  • Being a former athlete a plus
  • Active on Twitter a big plus

More about the role

While experience in media is preferred, we prioritize self-starters who have a keen understanding of the sports media landscape and a strong sense of what constitutes “news.” Instinct and hustle are key, as is on-the-fly strategic decision-making. Teamwork is likewise critical, both in managing writers and working across the JWS team. 

This is an opportunity to drive the conversation around women’s sports while working for the fastest-growing platform in the space. If this sounds exciting, give us a shout! And please include relevant writing samples.