Digital Journalist-Editorial (News) (US0145)
Perform is recruiting for:
Digital Journalist – Editorial (News)– reports, writes and edits content across the entire spectrum of sports
Location: Charlotte, NC 28202
This role will deliver content across an entire spectrum of sports on which Omnisport US focuses, generating social, sharable and snackable news items that not only cover breaking news but also drive unique users and page views for clients. You will use newsgathering techniques, such as monitoring player/coach news conferences, conducting interviews (both in person and over the phone), rewriting and aggregating existing content and sifting through social media, such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for newsworthy items.
With your proficiency in front of and behind the studio camera and cutting and uploading video, you will be exposed in some instances as a digital journalist to be trained to shoot video remotely.
Perform creates and distributes sports content that millions of fans around the world interact with every day. Perform’s global content collection, production and distribution capabilities alongside industry leading digital products are unrivalled in the market and enable us to generate revenues through licensing, advertising and subscription. Our direct to consumer products reach over 65m sports fans every month and includes Goal, the world’s largest soccer website, whilst ePlayer, the world’s largest sports video platform reaches a further 120m fans per month making Perform the largest digital sports advertising network.
WHAT WILL YOU DO IN YOUR NEW ROLE?
- Delivering eye-catching multi-platform content for use by internal portals and global clients
- Copy editing
- Assisting with video production either in front of or behind camera
- Monitoring social media and other outlets to ensure relevant news is surfaced
DO YOU HAVE THESE ESSENTIALS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW?
- 1-2 years of digital media journalism experience, specifically in sports
- Excellent writing and editing skills, preferably honed at a newspaper, agency or digital site
- Outstanding knowledge of a wide variety of sports and a strong understanding of media law
- Good editorial judgment and the ability to work to real-time deadlines
- Strong organizational, communication and time-management skills
- A keen eye for detail
- Understanding of and experience working with Video and/or Data Editorial content
- Knowledge of sports with global appeal (soccer, golf, tennis, etc.)
YOU HAVEN’T YET GOT A FEEL FOR THE CULTURE AT PERFORM, THEN READ ON…
Perform creates and distributes sports content that millions of fans around the world interact with every day. Every year Perform produces and distributes over 43,000 live events, 4.7bn video on demand streams, 430,000 editorial articles and up to 1,600 data points for over 30,000 events across over 2,600 distribution clients.
Our direct to consumer products reach over 65m sports fans every month and includes Goal, the world’s largest soccer website, whilst ePlayer, the world’s largest sports video platform reaches a further 120m fans per month making Perform the largest digital sports advertising network.
Headquartered in London, we employ over 1,400 staff and has offices around the world. Our clients include sports federations including the ATP, WTA Tennis, Premier League and NBA as well as numerous global brands in broadcast and online publishing.
You’ll receive 15 days of paid annual leave (from the start), 9 paid public holidays, affordable health benefits (dental and vision included), generous sick time package, competitive parental leave, short and long term disability paid by the company, basic term life insurance and personal accident insurance paid by the company, 401(k), flexible work environment.
And there’s more…… You’ll have access to our online learning portal and be part of our ‘Career Deal’, which aims to support your continued professional development. We also offer a structured management development program as well as opportunities to progress your career overseas.
Find out more about what we do at www.performgroup.com