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Sports Planning Editor & MultiMedia Sports Reporter

Cox Media Group

Atlanta, GA
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Company Cox Media Group
Title: Sports Planning Editor & MultiMedia Sports Reporter
JobID: 176263
Category: Editorial and Newsroom
Industry: Cox Media Group
Job Type: Full-time



Cox Media Group is seeking a Sports Planning Editor and Multi-Media Sports Reporter. This person will be responsible planning and editing related content that drives audience growth on social media platforms. This person will supervise a team of reporters, and have decision-making authority on when stories are posted. This person will also do team reporting, as well as possibly some recruiting reporting.

Position is preferred to be located in Atlanta, but remote locations may be considered.


75% or more as a Sports Planning Editor, organizing for a team of writers while also curating published material and managing all social distribution channels serving recruiting and football fans for those teams. Position will act as lead for content and supervise content producers and reporters.

25% as a recruiting and team reporter, covering football and basketball of colleges and high schools, as well as blogging about recruiting.


Writer/blogger should be able to recognize breaking news and trends related to recruiting and team coverage and originate ideas for content

Report and write with a strong sense of urgency, energy and tenacity

Engages and embraces the community through frequent posts online, pieces in print and appearances in other media

Write clearly and authoritatively, with sophistication, absolute accuracy and balance, all while doing it on deadline and in a variety of technology tools and social media platforms.

As a Sports Planning Editor, must understand what the fan audience needs and wants each day of the week and set concrete goals, outlines and objectives to direct staff members toward delivering that content to the audience in the best way possible. Sets weekly/daily direction for reporters and supervises content producers.

Manages, approves and edits/rewrites content from outside sources

Measures and is accountable for page views and visit targets for content he or she has created

Set the daily budget and schedule content assignments

Communicate effectively with new writers on the implementation of new policies and procedures

Manage workflow and distribution/scheduling of content on social media

Produce smartphone photos and videos and collect data and other information for maps, charts and other supplemental content.

Manage time effectively, juggling long-term and short-term work. Consistently meets deadlines set for print and digital needs, including advance deadlines.

Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team of sports journalists to give a complete picture of sports coverage

Must have reliable transportation, or access to it, and be able to travel within the state as assigned.


Education: College degree preferred


4-7 years of experience creating content for a business-to-consumer website preferred.

Demonstrated strong news judgment.

Additional Requirements:

Established social media presence on various platforms. Interest particularly in Twitter, Facebook, lnstagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Vine, Google+. (Candidates should supply handles for verification.) 

Flexibility in shift starting times and in work location.

About Cox Media Group


Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like,, Dawg Nation, SEC Country,, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-223 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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