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Senior Editor NBA


$84,460 - $113,300 / year
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    May 1, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $84,460 - $113,300 / year
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

The Senior Editor position is a managerial job in ESPN Digital Media’s NBA group, working with our reporters and analysts to create smart, compelling content that serves all platforms. The position manages both people and process and requires an understanding of a 24/7 news environment that includes desktop, mobile, social and personalized platforms. The right candidate will have a demonstrated ability to spot trends and turn stories around quickly. We are looking for someone who can tell great stories and write clearly. This role is responsible for tactical planning, providing vision and direction for digital sports coverage, and integrating with cross-platform entities including television, radio, production, etc.

This job is based in Bristol, CT or Los Angeles.

Standard Introduction

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on Sept. 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.


  • Direct a staff of editors and reporters in a highly competitive, rapidly changing environment.

  • Work with other editors to create differentiating storytelling and event coverage in the NBA.

  • Develop comprehensive coverage that includes video, audio, text and interactivity, and partnership with all appropriate ESPN properties.

  • Recruit, hire and develop talented employees who are innovative storytellers who contribute to all of ESPN’s platforms.

  • Coordinate staffing assignments, editorial resources and process.

  • Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends, technology and best practices in editing and how our readers consume our content.

  • Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for visual storytelling.

  • Maintain proficiency and knowledge for SEO.

  • Ensure all content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements.

  • Identify opportunities for strategic growth.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in editorial and content creation, including at least two years in people management.

  • Understanding and appreciation of news, story play and trending topics.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and news judgment.

  • Basic knowledge of the NBA.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience working in a fast-paced newsroom.

  • Deep knowledge of the NBA.

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field.

Additional Information

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Range is 84,460.00 – 113,300.00