ESPN, Inc. Associate Editor, ESPN China Partnership in Bristol, Connecticut

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The ESPN-Tencent Associate Editor is an experienced digital media editor who line- and copy-edits features and news stories in both English and Mandarin. The associate editor will also read and vet Mandarin-language content -- to decide with the Senior Editor what content is best to feature on the Tencent digital platforms in China.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for gathering, evaluating, interpreting and packaging news fairly, accurately and consistently across all ESPN entities for viewers, users and listeners

  • Work independently and make timely decisions in an urgent manner with limited supervision

  • Participate in compiling, prioritizing and highlighting key content for all platforms with some oversight

  • Write and rewrite news stories from a variety of sources and for a variety of presentations

  • Use sports knowledge and journalistic judgment to help determine the agenda, concepts and content of assigned sports news stories

  • Creates, develops, organizes and edits content packages and assigned sports news stories

  • Serve as main point of contact “at night” with domestic NBA desk on breaking news, game coverage and features

  • Helps determine style, edits copy to meet established tone and theme requirements, enhances assigned content

  • Work with Tencent editors on headlines, story translations (into Mandarin) and delivery of ESPN.com links

  • Serve as main translator (into Mandarin) for high profile content originating from ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine and original text pieces by ESPN China

  • Serve as quality control monitor on Mandarin translations of ESPN conten

  • tCompose nightly placement reports of ESPN content on Tencent digital platforms, as well as acquire traffic numbers from Tencent sports editors on bi-weekly basis.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Has experience in journalism

  • Fluency in both Mandarin and English. Ability to edit in both languages and communicate with teams in multiple languages

  • Excels in deadline situations; has regularly demonstrated ability to produce high-quality content under significant time constraints

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in journalism

  • Recognized ability as a content editor who functions primarily as an individual contributor

  • Has mid-level knowledge of several technology platforms and editing software packages; readily applies new development

  • Has ability to create and write compelling sports news stories; generates and executes story ideas from concept to execution

  • Has working level of sports reporting and news packaging processes and the ability to gather, interpret and create assigned sports news stories

  • Has a medium level of knowledge of real-time sports news production

  • Has and applies a level of knowledge of what story ideas and concepts to use for assigned sports news stories, especially the NBA and soccer

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills

  • Unparalleled knowledge of the China market

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field, or its equivalent.

Preferred Education :

  • Master's degree in Journalism or a related field.

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Additional Information :

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Job ID: 475741BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks