Assistant Editor/esports and gaming

Sports Business JournalTuesday, October 8, 20195 application(s)
Employer Name Sports Business Journal
Job Title Assistant Editor/esports and gaming
City Charlotte
State North Carolina
Country USA
Job Region South
Job Category Editorial
Salary Range Negotiable
Job Reference 3026
Job Level Mid Level
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Assistant Editor will be asked to bring ideas, inspiration and guidance to the content team and work with, manage and direct reporters. Reporting directly to the Executive Editor, the Assistant Editor will work with a team to actively oversee and direct the deployment of resources across various publishing platforms daily and weekly to focus on being a leader in the business coverage of esports and gaming.

Candidates must have understanding and interest in esports and gaming, ideation, solid news sense, an ability to make snap judgments about the proper treatment of stories, and confidence in orchestrating the many simultaneous actions of the editorial team members. Editor will be nimble and turn around copy accurately and succinctly and think big with a view of packaging stories/information/data in print, online and mobile.

Organization must be a strength, and person must be willing to be open-minded while willing to serve as a change agent in the newsroom, actively advocating for the improvements and resources that take Sports Business Journal/Daily and The Esports Observer content to the next level.

Must be willing to conduct outreach into the sports community.  Editor must be willing to work with reporters to shape content, find holes in stories, offer ideas on sourcing, and serve as a mentor for reporters, helping pave their way to continual improvement, learning and growth. Must adhere to excellence, with the highest standards and ethics. Strong and consistent communication skills are critical.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of management and/or team leadership experience required
  • Comfortable operating in rapidly changing media environment
  • Daily, and preferably weekly, print experience for a business news operation
  • Beat reporter experience preferable
  • Experience in esports, gaming and business news
  • Strong editor who has demonstrated a talent for reporter and story development
  • Exposure to online environment and social media; blogging and online reporting a plus
  • Collaborative, innovative, critical thinker


Duties and responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs

  • Makes sure content assignments are made, story and production deadlines adhered to and editorial standards met
  • Develop, oversee and edit stories
  • Participate and manage production of all print copy
  • Set and meet production deadlines
  • Manage and steer reporters toward beat-driven hard news breaks and scoops; work directly with reporters and manage them throughout the day on stories of all types
  • Supervise and work with reporters to add context, perspective and voice to their content
  • Work with other editors to meet or exceed goals relating to audience engagement such as page views, unique users, repeat visits, direct traffic, social media followings and growth, email newsletter circulation growth, paid print subscribership, event attendance, and other such measures
  • Orchestrate staff-produced content – images, charts, info graphics -- for multiple products across multiple platforms. Specifically, this requires conceptualizing storytelling strategies with reporters and making snap decisions on where best to route content
  • Work with editorial team to determine story treatment and placement
  • Manage and prioritize reporter activities to maximize the results for our audience
  • Identify and coordinate with freelance writers to ensure content for print/online product
  • Active participation in daily news meeting
  • Regularly participate in and attend Sports Business Journal-sponsored events
  • Take on any other assignment made by manager(s)
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and sources


General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required.  Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.   

Job is based in Charlotte, N.C., and reports to executive editor. If interested, send a brief cover letter, resume and examples of your work to

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