Senior Editor –
The Senior Editor is a managerial job overseeing the editorial operations for
College Football on This role includes strategic and tactical
planning, coordination of content among multiple sources, and vision and
direction for all related products.
This role directs staff editors and writers, freelancers and independent
contractors, as well as assigns, edits and posts daily content. This position
requires a passion for and in-depth knowledge of college football, and the audience, with extensive background in the content creation and
management process. This person will also help coordinate and integrate relevant
coverage with ESPN's multiple entities, including but not limited to TV
production, mobile, The Magazine and Insider. The Senior Editor will work to
expand and make coverage more comprehensive, using various platforms, including
video, audio and interactivity. This editor will be responsible for ensuring
that all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency
requirements. In addition, the Senior Editor will work with the Deputy
Editor/College Sports, in coordination with Sales & Marketing, to help identify
and develop content with sponsorship potential.
Basic Qualifications
Typically 6-8 years of editorial and reporting experience; Strong leadership and
communication skills, and experience managing or supervising a cross-functional
team; Ability to follow and shape stories at various stages of development using
various means of presentation; Advanced news journalism experience and news
judgment; understands assigned sport from a journalistic point of view;
Excellent English grammar and organizational skills; Knowledge of college
football, as well as athletes, coaches, league operations and the like
Preferred Qualifications
Understanding of HTML and related web-authoring tools and software; Familiarity
with most major Internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering
techniques; Appreciation of popular culture, and understanding of the tastes of
ESPN's audiences.
Preferred Education
Bachelor's degree or higher preferred in journalism, communications or a related
Contact: David Albright, Senior Director/Managing Editor,