Job Description

The NFL Digital Media Group is seeking an editor and newsroom leader responsible for creating and editing content on TheCheckdown.com, and helping manage the site's home page.

Job Responsibilities:

Select, prioritize, edit and post content of all types (text, video, photo, etc.) in a fast-paced, deadline environment, mindful of TheCheckdown.com editorial and stylistic standards and in keeping with SEO best-practices
Execute home-page content plan, while also making independent and well-reasoned decisions based on real-time metrics and common sense
Adjust home page creatively to present users a compelling and engaging content mix, particularly when this requires deviation from existing content plan
Think and react quickly to breaking news so the home page is always up to date and coordinated with NFLN Ticker and Network Now news updates
Demonstrate news judgment in editing and story selection consistent with NFL.com's editorial policies
Prioritize editing queue in-line with the daily content plan but informed by data provided by real-time metrics
Monitor wire feeds and other outside sources, including social media, to ensure the latest NFL news is represented on the site
Ensure all content is grammatically correct and factually accurate
Ensure writing style used is consistent with NFL.com's editorial policies
Re-write or re-work news reports to blend information from multiple sources in adherence to NFL.com's editorial policies
Pull together reaction to breaking news stories from various sources

Experience / Skills


Experience & Education Requirements

3-5 years editorial experience, preferably in online medium and in the sports industry
Willingness to work overnights and weekends
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related degree preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and prioritization skills
Familiarity with web analytics and their application
Ability to self-start and multi-task while setting priorities.
Proven NFL knowledge that lends itself to sound news judgment
Strong computer skills
Preferred experience working in a content management system (CMS)
Some knowledge of HTML and Photoshop preferred

About NFL


The National Football League (NFL) is a professional sports league in the United States. It acts as a trade association for franchise owners to promote the sport, license team names and logos, collect dues and royalties, and develop new programs. The company provides comprehensive National Football League (NFL) information, including NFL history, news, team pages, a season schedule, transaction information, individual and team statistics, a special-guest chat room, Hall of Fame information, special events, broadcast schedules, and the rules of football. The company also offers a video gallery of each week’s highlights and top plays. The National Football League was formerly known as American Professional Football Conference and changed its name to American Professional Football Association in September 1920. Further in June 1922, American Professional Football Association was renamed as National Football League. The NFL was founded in 1920 and is based in New York, New York and has a campus in Los Angeles, CA housing NFL Digital Media as well as NFL Network.