Richmond Times-Dispatch seeks deputy sports editor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking a Deputy Sports Editor. The ideal candidate is one who will be able to help lead the RTD sports department across all platforms with a focus on nightly production of the print product and website, as well as the coordination of the copy desk and its designers. The candidate also must be able to work with writers/reporters and handle late and breaking news.

  JOB DUTIES of the Deputy Sports Editor will include:

        Oversee six-person copy desk, making and managing schedules for sports desk team

        Editing and designing sports copy and pages

        Posting and maintaining stories and late, breaking news to the website

        Coordinating copy with reporters and desk team for best placement of stories in sports section

        Ability to manage sports department in absence of sports editor

        Coordinating the production of special sections

    REQUIREMENTS:  Education, Knowledge & Experience:

        Bachelor’s degree

        At least five years at a daily paper with at least two years of editing/design experience (minimum)

        At least 10 years at a daily paper with at least five years of management experience, including design, editing and web work (preferred)

        Command of AP style and exceptional knowledge of all sports and rules

        Strong management skills and ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels

        Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced news/sports environment and make deadlines

        Computer skills required: Windows OS, Microsoft Office, Content Management Systems


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