Sports Editor

Working with platform editors and the Editor-in-Chief, the Sports Editor leads our coverage of Cal Poly athletics throughout the year. From athlete profiles to reporting on rivalry games, the Sports Editor will ensure their Mustang News platforms have exceptional, up-to-date sports journalism.

What You Will Do:

  • Lead a staff of Multimedia Journalists (MMJs)
  • Curate story ideas from MMJs and ensure there is coverage of all major games
  • Ensure there is a constant stream of a variety of sports stories on Mustang News platforms
  • Constantly collaborate with platform editors to ensure stores are being covered in the most effective medium
  • Check in with MMJs daily on their stories
  • Work with MMJs on editing their stories, both for content and AP/Mustang News style
  • Use and assist reporters with industry standard software, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, AfterEffects, and Photoshop along with multimedia web apps
  • Edit print pages on Sunday production nights
  • Collaborate with the Video Sports Editor on special projects, including Mustang Gameday, PolyPlaybook, packages and highlights reels
  • Occasionally create your own content
  • Attend several weekly editor meetings
  • Organize sports team bonding events

We are looking for a team player with a curiosity and a love of sports, storytelling and leading a team.

Compensation: $150/month