We are looking for a top class operator to take charge of our digital sports desk at National World North West, including titles Lancashire Post and Blackpool Gazette.
This is a role for a forward-thinking journalist who wants to see our sport coverage transformed to attract new audience by providing content in multiple formats with creativity, led by analytics.
The sports editor will lead, manage, and inspire a team of journalists as they produce powerful journalism for readers in our local community and region, helping the reporters’ content stand out in a competitive digital landscape. Producing that kind of journalism will require the digital sports editor to help reporters focus on being first with breaking news and generating reporting that goes beyond simply what happens on the field of play. The successful candidate will need skill and versatility as an editor and a writer plus sound news-sense. Teams we cover range from Burnley FC, Blackpool FC, Preston North End.
This role would suit a senior sports journalist looking for the next step in their career.
National World is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment as an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. Consideration will be given to flexible working options for all roles.