Jobs @ Excelle Sports

The team at Excelle Sports is growing and we are currently hiring for the following jobs:

Editorial Director
Freelance writers
Freelance graphic designer
Video intern
Social media/marketing intern

 

Editorial Director

Excelle Sports is looking for an editorial director to oversee all content as we continue to fulfill our mission to be the leading voice in women’s sports coverage

Duties include:

  • Lead and manage a group of 4-6 editorial staffers as well as a network of freelance writers and contributing editors, to ensure the voice of every story is in line with Excelle Sports
  • Develop and recruit new voices in the women’s sports space in the form of writers, editors, multimedia specialists and athlete contributors
  • Brainstorm editorial big ideas, series, video content, podcasts
  • Edit features, shorter pieces, news posts, and interviews, to ensure consistent quality of content
  • Write features, general content and newsers, and oversee content development as needed, especially in the case of relevant breaking news
  • Lead weekly editorial meetings, as well as pitch meetings, managing story list and execution/assignment plan
  • Oversee Excelle Sports’ daily content workflow, ensuring all stories align with the brand’s editorial mission and are optimized for social sharing
  • Work with staffers to turn their creative ideas into fully executed concepts
  • Develop and maintain the editorial calendar daily, keeping track of assigned stories and due dates, as well as planning for all upcoming sporting events and mapping out in advance how to/who will cover them
  • Collaborate with founders to oversee/manage editorial, freelance, photo and travel budgets, as well as big picture editorial concepts that will appeal to potential/current advertisers
  • Study and leverage google analytics and social data to continually hone story angles and topics that deliver
  • Work with the social media editor to curate a strategy for promoting Excelle’s editorial content
  • Work with ad sales/sponsorships director on branded content oppportunities
  • Work with Excelle’s Athlete Ambassadors, Coaches’ Council to generate ideas for topical features and expert-based lifestyle or training pieces

Skills Required:

  • 5+ years of editorial experience with digital sports platforms required
  • Passion for a broad range of women’s sports at the college, pro and Olympic levels, with a knowledge of at least a few sports
  • History of writing, reporting and editing sports stories and news
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, but an overall team player with strong emotional intelligence and an understanding that a startups need to work as one unified team without emphasis on hierarchy
  • Experience managing team of at least 3-4 people plus freelancers
  • Ability to take all of the individual voices and experiences of our editorial staff and transform them into the collective voice and tone of Excelle Sports as a publication
  • Great idea generator and story teller with an eye for identifying news or breaking and making news
  • Extensive experience using a content management system, specifically, WordPress, including basic coding
  • Knowledge of photo editing software such as Pixlr and Photoshop
  • Ability to think on feet, strong editing and writing ability, knowledge of key social media platforms
  • Skilled at translating analytics into action using traffic data and social insights to direct and perfect coverage and grow audience
  • Ability to encourage and coach others to take initiative, develop ideas and collaborate with high-caliber contributors.
  • Visionary, creative self-starter who can take initiative, think beyond traditional news practices, build their own strategy to expand the Excelle Founders’ vision and execute on it

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and writing samples.

Freelance Women’s Sports Writers

Excelle is looking for passionate freelance writers to cover  a wide range of women’s sports and to produce sports-related lifestyle content. We have an immediate need for volleyball, tennis, skiing/snowboarding/ice sports, wellness/training/nutrition, video content freelancers.

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and writing samples.

Graphic Design Intern

Excelle Sports is hiring a graphic design intern for a minimum of ten hours a week in our office by Union Square. The internship can be for one term or for the whole year. Candidates must be able to commute to New York City and must have their own computer to be considered.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is a college student majoring in graphic design, visual arts, or communications, or a MFA candidate
  • Has some experience with digital, print design for advertising, publications, marketing, business
  • Is independent, hard working, proactive, creative, flexible, and willing to learn
  • Can work quickly and efficiently on tight deadlines
  • Is knowledgeable and passionate about women’s sports
  • Is very active in social media, with a strong presence of their own

Design responsibilities include:

  • Creating social media campaigns and ads
  • Designing digital ads for the Excelle and for sponsors
  • Designing and updating marketing and investor materials
  • Designing excelle “swag” such as t-shirts, hats, bags, etc.

Please apply to [email protected] with a résumé, a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for Excelle Sports, and a link to your design portfolio.