Associate Editor, Sportsnet.CA

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Come play a key role in building the future of Sports & Media! Everyone wants to be part of a transformational team – and that’s exactly what we’re building at Rogers Sports & Media. A team that innovates and a team that wins.

At Rogers Sports & Media we are committed to creating and growing teams that are digital-first, fast-moving and bold-thinking and are focused on delivering impact with everything they do. Our impressive collection of assets includes media properties, sports teams, sports events & production, venues, e-commerce platforms and a close connection with our Connected Home and Wireless team. Collectively, we touch the lives of 30 million Canadians every month!

Not only is our business strong, but so is our culture. We genuinely care about each other and working in an environment that allows each of us to bring our best authentic selves to work. That starts with our firm commitment to a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace. We’re also dedicated to giving back by using our media megaphone to help Canadians who need it most. Our team is All IN on diversity and inclusion – find out more at www.allinforequity.ca.

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently.

Are you up for the challenge and the fun?  If so, consider the following opportunity!

 

 

We’re looking for a passionate and knowledgeable sports fan to join our Sportsnet team in the role of Associate Editor, Sportsnet.ca. In this role, the Associate Editor will work with Senior Editors to ensure that sports fans have a best-in-class experience on Sportsnet’s owned-and-operated digital channels, including the Sportsnet App, Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Now platforms.

The successful candidate understands which sports stories matter and the urgency of breaking news. Working with Senior Editors, the successful candidate will constantly curate the content that is performing well, always seeking to optimize our non-linear platforms to bring ultimate engagement opportunities to our Canadian sports fans. This role reports to the Manager of Sportsnet.ca.

Please Note: This opening is a 12 month contract.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with Senior Editors to curate content on Sportsnet’s owned-and-operated digital channels
  • Constantly look to update the presentation of the Sportsnet App and Sportsnet.ca by editing copy, editing headlines and photos and managing lineups and playlists
  • Assist Senior Editors in curating video, audio, and written content from across the network, shining a spotlight on Sportsnet’s priorities
  • Write stories off of breaking news, updating copy as developments occur
  • Assist Senior Editors in round-the-clock quality assurance, eliminating any errors and fixing any glitches that occur
  • Participate in morning or afternoon meetings, absorbing plans and priorities and pitching story ideas
  • Identify holes in our programming lineup as they occur and work with Senior Editors to ensure we find content to meet our audience’s demand
  • Execute sales obligations and monitor ad-loads to ensure they are optimal 

What you’ll bring:

  • Deep knowledge and a passion for Sports
  • Strong editorial judgment
  • Copy editing and sports news writing experience
  • Well organized and forward-thinking
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment
  • Excellent time management skills in a deadline-driven environment
  • Flexible schedule and may be required to work overtime, including some nights/weekends/holidays 

Here’s what you can expect in return:

  • A manager who deeply cares about your development and long-term career at Rogers
  • A team that trusts and wants to win together
  • Smart and accomplished colleagues who are focused on both the “what” and the “how” 
  • As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, some of our team members are working from home, and are equipped to do so safely and efficiently

 

 
What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Variable
Length of Contract: 12 Months
Work Location: 1 Mount Pleasant (083), Toronto, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Broadcasting & Editorial
Requisition ID: 248117
 
Posting Notes:  Media 


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Location: Toronto, ON, CA

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