Assistant Sports Editor

June 6, 2024
Indianapolis, United States
Job Type


Indy Star


We’re looking for someone with a keen understanding of analytics and audience who can help us innovate and grow

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

At least two years of professional journalism experience

An entrepreneurial approach to growing audience and a dedicated following

Experience editing and/or creating content in a deadline-driven sports newsroom

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Solid news judgment that’s guided by experience with audience metrics

Strong sense of journalism ethics and grounding in basics of media law

Commitment to reporting with fairness, compassion and sensitivity

Command of AP style and dedication to accuracy

Sophisticated understanding of different audience platforms, user behaviors, content and strategy

Passion for collaborating with teams to find opportunities to engage and grow audiences

Great communication and organizational skills

Understanding of SEO and experience using social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Reddit and YouTube to build out storytelling and reach readers

Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members working in remote settings throughout the country and abroad

Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check

Your resume - one to two pages


Working with sports editors and individual journalists to activate IndyStar content strategies

Grow subscriptions and audience, improve the quality and impact of premium, subscriber-only experiences as well as metered content

Working with the other sports editors to create great story optimization and approaches with content aimed at key audiences

Helping editors and reporters take advantage of content analyses that can inform the quality, direction, reach and impact of our journalism

Helping to assess strategies for growing social media impact, newsletters and other avenues for subscriber and audience growth

Expected pay range: $70,000-$80,000




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