Senior Programming Editor

Job Number: R50012672

Brand: Fox Sports

Job Type: Editorial, Digital

Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Posting Date: October 16, 2020

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOX Sports Digital is looking for a Senior Programming Editor to join our team in Los Angeles, CA. As the Senior Programming Editor, you will guide the programming strategy for FOX Sports Digital’s editorial platforms, utilizing real-time traffic, social listening, and search trend data to program the homepage of FOXSports.com and FOX Sports app. You will manage a team and collaborate with stories editors to ensure the most important and top-performing stories are served to fans around the clock on FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App.

A SNAPSHOT OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help maintain and contribute to FOX Sports Digital’s editorial calendar and content budget, planning for upcoming events, major milestones and content themes

  • Work with FOX Sports Research and FOX Sports Digital management to pinpoint, measure, and investigate key performance metrics for FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App and develop both in-depth and high-level reporting that drives real, valuable insight into FOX Sports Digital’s editorial strategy

  • Study traffic flows and quantifiable user behavior on FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App to program FOX Sports’ live scoreboards during big events and discover how fans are and should be using the products

  • Establish and execute FOX Sports Digital’s editorial alerts strategy, including but not limited to alerts tailored to specific talent, alerts for editorial Stories, and alerts for live games

  • Leverage SEO best practices and perform extensive A/B testing on Stories headlines, descriptions, and thumbnail imagery to maximize readership and retention on FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App

  • Translate Stories, Topics, and strategies steering to audience growth, retention, and engagement to colleagues across the FOX Sports organization

  • Identify emerging tools and technologies to improve FOX Sports Digital’s analytics to increase reach and engagement

  • Utilize analytics, research and other data to help shape the editorial strategy for FOX Sports Digital

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 6+ years’ in the programming editorial space

  • Exceptional proficiency as a copy editor and writer of headlines and descriptions

  • Outstanding news judgment, skilled storytelling ability, thorough knowledge of digital best practices (including SEO, social platforms and content sharing), and a strong knowledge of journalistic principals and methods

  • Deep knowledge of AP style writing

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEAL BREAKER

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Adobe proficiency a significant plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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