Senior Editor, NFL (Remote)

 The Athletic - Company site
 June 14, 2022
 United States / Canada
About Us
The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.
About the Role
The Athletic is seeking a Senior Editor, NFL. This is a senior role in a fast-paced environment contributing to comprehensive editorial oversight of our NFL coverage, using data analytics to optimize performance, and partner across the editorial organization and business teams on a range of initiatives.  


  • Manage a staff of reporters with an emphasis on the delivery of news and distinct team analysis.
  • Assist with the big picture, conceptual vision for the vertical, including long-term direction; generating and planning story ideas; editorial platforms; expansion opportunities.
  • Establish process and priorities to balance content assignments ranging from short-form, breaking news and live to daily coverage to long-form projects.
  • Work to bring a distinctive, compelling, and authentic voice to all digital media products.
  • Maintain an understanding and proficiency of subscription and engagement metrics.
  • Maintain proficiency and knowledge of SEO (best practices available).
  • Contribute to oversight of staffing assignments, editorial resources and process.
  • Maintain an updated and accurate forward-looking editorial budget and be committed to Smartsheets.
  • Collaborate with staff on story ideas, and with design and photo teams on best execution for stories with a clear visual element.
  • Edit and publish stories via WordPress.
  • Night and weekend work is required.
  • Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience in sports journalism, including at least two years of direct editorial management of writers.
  • High-end knowledge of football at the NFL level and beyond.
  • This is a remote-based position in the United States or Canada.
  • The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.