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Senior Editor (London)

The Athletic

The Athletic

United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced editor with an in-depth knowledge of sports including tennis, F1, golf, American football and basketball to join our team.
Working on the UK desk, you will be responsible for commissioning pieces to The Athletic’s high standards, editing copy and working with other departments to project those stories to the widest audience possible.
Our ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy newsroom, a journalistic qualification and SEO expertise. They will be a good communicator with excellent ideas, a desire to drive reporters to break news and a deep understanding of global sport, NFL and NBA. Experience of handling copy in UK and American English is desirable.
You will also have a willingness to work evenings and weekends if required, particularly around big sporting events.
This is a hybrid role and we would ideally like the successful candidate to work from our London office at least three days a week. Applicant must have the right to work in UK to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Commissioning and editing stories.
  • Liaising with reporters.
  • Contribute proactively to daily editorial meetings with new ideas.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide variety of men’s and women’s sports.
  • Understanding of social media and data.

Requirements

  • Relevant qualification with 4+ years of relevant journalistic experience.
  • Ability to operate quickly and communicate information effectively.
  • Experience of working with SEO.
  • Excellent writing skills and an ability to convey information precisely.
  • In-depth knowledge of sport.
  • High-level communication skills and an ability to liaise with senior management.
  • Collaborate with other global offices and work flexibly across different time zones.
  • This is a hybrid role and we would ideally like the successful candidate to work from our London office at least three days a week.