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Staff Editor, Collectibles (Remote)

The Athletic

The Athletic

United States
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About the Role
The Athletic is hiring a Staff Editor to assist with new coverage of collectibles and memorabilia. We’re looking for an energetic and passionate journalist with a strong background in editing and the ability to write occasionally. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment while bringing creativity and strong organizational skills.
This role will be remote for candidates located in the United States or Canada only.


  • Assist with big-picture, conceptual vision for the coverage, including long-term direction on editorial and multimedia offerings.
  • Generate and plan story ideas while ensuring a distinctive, compelling, and authentic voice to content on all platforms.
  • Assist in directing and editing freelancers.
  • Write occasionally, including breaking news, explainers and short features.
  • Maintain an understanding of audience and subscription metrics with proficiency in SEO.
  • Coordinate assignments, editorial resources and process.
  • Develop strong relationships with colleagues across the newsroom to encourage participation in bolstering the content offering.
  • Collaborate with design on best execution for stories with a clear visual element.
  • Assist in maintaining an updated and accurate forward-looking editorial calendar.
  • Edit and publish stories via WordPress.


  • 2+ years of experience in digital sports journalism.
  • Ability to generate story ideas that result in strong audience engagement and solid subscription growth.
  • Experience writing news and short feature stories.
  • Experience working with writers on strengthening ideas; strong sense of how to take a single idea and develop it into a broader package.
  • Understanding of the following editing tasks: copy editing, story structure, recognizing problematic sentences, style guidelines.
  • Ability to add context to stories, edit in the writer's voice, ensure fairness, provide story structure.
  • High-end knowledge of the collectibles and sports memorabilia space a plus.
  • This role will be remote for candidates located in the United States or Canada only.
The annual base salary range for this role is $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.
The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:
- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.
For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.
The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.
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