Part-Time Copy Editor - NBC Sports Chicago

Posted: 12/18/2019

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Production
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Producer, Television & Film
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

Please note this is a Part-Time position.

Candidates for the Copy Editor must have strong skill sets centered around editing, storytelling and writing, plus an in-depth knowledge of local sports. The role includes day-to-day editorial maintenance and publishing of content to Good communication skills are vital for this fast-paced news environment. AP knowledge is a must.

  • Edit digital content as part of a 24/7 sports news cycle, including monitoring wires, editing copy, writing headlines and selecting complementary content such as photos and video.
  • Strong base of AP-Style writing skills
  • Work with Drupal content management system to publish content
  • Maintain the voice and demand of the fans as it pertains to sports news
  • Push content to social media
  • Use Adobe Photoshop to edit graphic templates for social media
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Assist Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears content teams

  • Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or related field, or relevant work experience
    • Demonstrated experience in packaging content for a digital audience, editing written content for publication, and headline writing for web/apps
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Photoshop or other photo-editing software
    • Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays as needed

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal’ s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Desired Characteristics

    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work well on deadline
    • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pressure environment
    • Deep knowledge across all major American sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB
    • Must be a team player

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