New Editor (Digital Media)
Job Title News Editor Department Digital Media Line of Business EMEA Contract Type Fixed-term contract Location London, Centre West Reports To Senior Editor, Direct Reports Overall Purpose of the Role Summary of the role - overall role contribution to team, department and organisation The News Editor is one of two individuals responsible for the ongoing news and feature upkeep of the online site (Global and UK editions), working under the Senior Editor, as well as taking responsibility for specialist areas of editorial coverage and site management as specified by the Senior Editor. Areas of Responsibility Key elements and required results of the role The News Assistant Editor's responsibilities will include: • Daily news operation of the site, including writing and sourcing material and ensuring news desk operations runs smoothly • Ensuring adequate coverage of matches either from the office or live • Ensuring regular contact with other offices (ie USA/Deportes/Australia) • Maintaining a detailed knowledge of the world of domestic and international football which would be expected to include a good grasp of current affairs • Submitting ideas and suggestions regarding content as well as the site to the Senior Editor Areas of Accountability Who accountable to additional key stakeholders and any budget responsibility • The role reports into the Senior Editor Experience and Professional Qualifications Required Type of experience (technical and people) and qualifications: • Must have an excellent knowledge of domestic and international football, and the ability to use existing technology and adapt to future changes • Should have a journalistic qualification or two years experience of managing a news desk Skills Required • An ability to write accurately and coherently under pressure • Strong management skills and awareness of the demands of the web • Attention to detail and an ability to embrace new technologies are vital • The ability to foster and develop contacts across the football world and to use them as appropriate • A passion for football • An ability to discuss and write about football Competencies Required Thinks Strategically • Uses knowledge of the company's products and services to meet customer needs and financial targets Builds Relationships • Interacts well with people who have different backgrounds and work styles Drives Results • Analyzes problems effectively and takes action to resolve • Uses technology to facilitate better results • Keeps commitments Communicates Effectively • Listens and asks questions to ensure understanding • Conveys relevant information in a candid and timely manner Champions Change • Demonstrates flexibility in response to changes • Remains productive despite uncertainty Inspires Creativity and Innovation • Conceives creative ideas to solve problems or meet objectives Builds Teams • Supports productivity and morale of the team Exhibits Professional Excellence • Strives for self-improvement • Maintains composure under pressure • Earns the trust and respect of colleagues, partners and customers • Treats others with respect Embraces Diversity • Is respectful of life-style differences and life-stage changes Approaches work with Passion • Consistently demonstrates a positive and spirited attitude which encourages the exchange of thought and completion of projects. • Relentless in the pursuit of solutions and new ideas. Additional Information Will need to be able to work evenings, weekends and public holidays as necessary to maintain a 24/7 website
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