May 22, 2022

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The Undefeated is seeking a General Editor for culture coverage, working with our staff, freelance writers and other platforms to expand the breadth and impact of sports and culture storytelling, both at ESPN and with other arms of the Walt Disney Company. This individual will work closely with writers and assist senior editorial staff with any and all editorial needs to produce compelling stories in multiple forms, from text to video, from daily pieces off the news to long-term features, from live events to television specials. The Undefeated’s headquarters are in Washington D.C., and this position requires the candidate to live in the area or relocate. Responsibilities: Edit writers and other producers of culture content; generate a consistent stream of ideas for features, columns, digital videos, social media, linear TV and ESPN + that are appropriate for amplification and/or collaboration with other departments at ESPN and the Walt Disney Company. Be able to build a story package with appropriate photos, headlines, tags, notifications and any other requirements for publishing. Both lead and participate in regular meetings with colleagues in a productive manner. Work effectively to manage writers located in different parts of the country. Basic qualifications: Minimum of 3 years of editorial experience as an editor or writer for an online publication. Solid communication skills and experience working in a cross-functional team. High degree of competence in writing, editing and reporting. Strong understanding of current events. Strong understanding of some or all major areas of popular culture. Basic appreciation and knowledge of all sports. Preferred qualifications: Well versed in African-American history. An interest in all aspects of Black culture, especially music, fashion, literature, the visual arts. 4 years of editorial experience, including managing editorial packages from conception to publication. Experience working with both staff and freelance writers. Required education: Bachelor’s degree. Details here.

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