Sports Editor Resume Samples

Sports Editors are involved in collecting and analyzing sports facts by interviewing, investigating and observing the World-wide sports events. The Sports Editor reports about sports matters for newspapers, magazines, and radio, television or news channels. The Sports Editor Resume lists the following work activities carried out by the Sports Editor – observing and getting sports information, communicating with concerned people to gather information, identifying actions and events, visiting the event place to collect real-time facts, interpreting the meaning of gathered information, documenting the matters for editing, processing sports information and delivering the matter for publication within the timeframe.

The requirements needed for this position include – proven work experience, strong researching, and data gathering skills, outstanding editing and writing skills, Hands-on experience with publishing tools, and a good knowledge of SEO practices. Photography knowledge will be an added advantage. Sports Editors have a Journalism or Mass media degree.

 

Sports Editor Resume

Objective : An experienced Sports Editor and newspaper editor with proven track record of growth and success at multiple levels.

Skills : Writing, Microsoft Office Suite, Indesign, Social Media Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Photoshop, Photography, Journal Entries, Newsletters, Reporting.

Description :

    1. Ensured complete and accurate reporting of all local sporting events, using consistent time management skills and aggressive calendar planning and forecasting.
    2. Wrote a weekly commentary column with emphasis and unique insight on local, regional, national and international sporting events entitled "Let's Be Real".
    3. Building rapport with readers and adding opinion-based flavor with a spin that nearly any demographic could relate to.
    4. Attended, photographed, maintained statistics, and interviewed coaches and players for a variety of sports, oftentimes covering multiple events in one day.
    5. Provided publisher and editor with a written commentary entitled "Business 101".
    6. Offering local area business owners and sales managers a quality sales-related column with third-party referenced materials.
    7. Illustrating B2B and B2C sales techniques from prior experience as a sales manager.
    8. Assisted the advertising sales team by providing leads through various contacts made with parents of local athletes, booster club members, annual event sponsors, etc.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
AS


Associate Sports Editor Resume

Summary : Strong leader who has hired, trained and mentored other writers. Has worked with athletic directors at the high school level and athletic directors and sports media relations directors at the college level on game stories and features. Has written thousands of bylined stories and produced more than 100 special sports sections under deadline pressure.

Skills : Office Assistant, Promotions Coordinator, Media Specialist, On-Air Talent, Production, Anchoring, News Writing, Voice-Overs, Voxpro, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, Promo Suite, Excel.

Description :

    1. Manage and lead a staff of 10 full-time writers and copy editors, 19 part-time copy editors and clerks; and 8 regular correspondents.
    2. Coordinate daily production of the sports section, including assigning all coverage of area high school and college sports in addition to Outdoors and recreational sports.
    3. Coordinate photo assignments in connection with editorial content.
    4. Assist in maintaining and updating the website, and social media account.
    5. Facilitate daily meetings with copy-editing staff to review content for daily sports section.
    6. Coordinate access to all events covered by the sports staff writers and all correspondence, including Seattle professional sports events; area high school events, etc.
    7. Partner and strategize with other newsroom department heads in daily meetings to discuss and decide on stories and design for the daily paper.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA


Managing Sports Editor Resume

Objective : An experienced Sports Editor for more than 3 years, highly organized and can multitask in a fast pace work environment.

Skills : Page and Ad Design, Journalist, Photography.

Description :

    1. Performed copyediting, page design, and layout for two daily morning newspapers with a circulation of 30,000.
    2. Edit news and feature stories for all sections including the front page, sports, editorial, home, arts, obits, entertainment, and local news.
    3. Selected photographs; created the layout and designed pages utilizing QuarkXPress and Photoshop, managed and met 11 p.m.
    4. Selected editorial and photographic content of sports sections in two weekly newspapers with a combined readership of 50,000.
    5. Provided written stories, features, and sports columns for three daily community newspapers with a readership of 15,000.
    6. Covered city council meetings and wrote holiday features; performed layout and design, selected editorial content, wrote and edited stories.
    7. Managed all aspects of the daily sports page including copywriting, layout and design.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS

Sports Editor II Resume

Objective : High energy, focused, with a strong work ethic and experience in customer service and guest relations. Organized, punctual, and skilled at writing, social media, and problem-solving.

Skills : Radio Broadcasting, Sports Play-by-Play, Audio Editing, Broadcast Commercial Production, Staff Management, Video Editing, Audio, And Video Production.

Description :

    1. Wrote stories, edited photos and created graphics for the events covered in person, and by way of interviews with coaches, officials and athletes, for events unable to attend.
    2. Researched, composed and designed seasonal sports guides, showcasing all sports at four area high schools.
    3. Developed ideas for feature stories to pursue and create.
    4. Utilized social media to promote stories and create interaction and engagement with subscribers.
    5. Provided coverage for city and county, civic and recreational league sports, including, but not limited to golf, little league events, bike races, etc.
    6. Composed columns, generally sports-related, but enjoyed the freedom to incorporate themes, worldly events, and pop-culture references or trends.
    7. Responsible for developing delivery routes, hiring delivery personnel and other duties involved in creating/building the publication from its beginning.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BBM

Local Sports Editor Resume

Headline : Seek employment as a Sports Editor or graphic artist with the opportunity for growth. Although current occupation involves performing two entirely different tasks at the same time, able to consistently meet printer deadlines, without losing the focus on the final product.

Skills : Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Management, Supervision, Banking Reconciliation.

Description :

    1. Attended staff meetings with a prepared list of possible sports stories for the next edition.
    2. Exhibited journalistic skills in reporting, writing, and editing of stories and writing of compelling headlines on tight deadlines for publication.
    3. Demonstrated knowledge of and respect for the full breadth of athletic activities, including minor varsity sports and intramural sports.
    4. Designed and produced the sports section using Quark Xpress and adhered to established deadlines.
    5. Wrote sports stories for each edition and guaranteed that each edition had stories focused on sports or athletic news within the local community.
    6. Edited copy submitted by reporters and its correspondents.
    7. Edited copy and fact-checked the sports pages to guard against errors.
    8. Worked closely with the Editor to assure quality content and layout.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS

Sports Editor III Resume

Summary : Sports Editor with 9 years of experience. A resourceful, adaptable and a goal-oriented professional with good decision-making skills. Can produce innovative ideas and execute accordingly.

Skills : Indesign, Incopy.

Description :

    1. Coordinating sports coverage, Scheduling and working with full-time and freelance staff, editing stories, producing newspaper pages.
    2. Edited stories for 11 editions of local weekly newspaper chains.
    3. Assigned stories to the staff of two full-time employees and 12 freelancers.
    4. Improve communication with Athletic Directors, Sports Information Directors and several coaches involved in various athletic departments.
    5. Wrote news and feature articles, and took photographs from dozens of local events.
    6. Developed high school all-area teams in all sports, reaching beyond football, basketball norms.
    7. Instructed and directed newspaper layout staff to produce high-quality products.
    8. Effectively served as a "jack-of-all-trades" juggling administrative, writing, photography and production roles with equal proficiency.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BJ

Chief Sports Editor Resume

Summary : An experienced Sports Editor for more than 32 years, highly organized and can multitask in a fast pace work environment.

Skills : Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Management, Supervision, Banking Reconciliation.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the management of sports staff, including planning, content, editing, design, and layout of sports pages and special sections.
    2. Responsible for writing columns, features and in-depth stories on a multitude of subjects.
    3. Worked with athletic directors at 20 high schools in our coverage area to coordinate special sections for fall, winter and spring sports.
    4. Coordinated with staff and coaches at Community College for coverage of their teams, including previews and features.
    5. Worked with athletic directors and sports media relations directors at colleges and surrounding states for features on area athletes.
    6. Enhanced the sports section to be the leading voice of sports in southern Illinois.
    7. Restructured the content of the struggling sports department of a hometown newspaper.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Assistant Sports Editor Resume

Summary : A position as a communications director in which education and years of experience as a reporter and editor can be utilized. Results-driven career that reflects leading departments with integrity, vision, and creativity. Accurately, objectively and efficiently report and write on complex subjects.

Skills : International Marketing, Buyer Behavior, Segmentation and Other Crucial Elements Related To Marketing.

Description :

    1. Recruited to assist in the supervision of the Sports Department.
    2. Eventually became the department's sole supervisor and a member of the leadership group that advised the executive editor on the present and future of the newsroom.
    3. Managed a department of more than 20 full-time, part-time and contract employees.
    4. Hiring, termination, budgeting, assisting in creating marketing surveys and interpreting results.
    5. Worked closely with advertising, which is unique compared to some newspapers, to find ways to tie sports content with revenue.
    6. Supervised content, assisted in marketing and promotions, as well as advertising.
    7. Generated incremental revenue with the creation of several products targeted to customer segments.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MBA

Sports Editor Assistant Resume

Objective : Sports Editor with 4+ years of experience with demonstrated ability to build efficient, reliable teams that work together to achieve goals and exceed expectations.

Skills : Production Planning, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Management, Supervision, Banking Reconciliation.

Description :

    1. Managed the day-to-day operations of the sports department, determined photography and writing assignments for a staff covering eight schools and a community college.
    2. Responsible for the layout and design of the daily sports section.
    3. Made all final copy editing decisions, proofreading each story to ensure quality for print.
    4. Designed, created and wrote for several special sections, and wrote feature stories and human interest pieces profiling local athletes.
    5. Covered sports on a near-daily basis, often multiple games in a day.
    6. Returned to the office each night to write stories and finish pagination of the sports section on deadline.
    7. Worked in a shorthanded department, single-handedly covering area sporting events and laying out each page.
    8. Posted online content on the newspaper's website on a nightly basis.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BJ

Sr. Sports Editor Resume

Summary : Highly qualified Sports Editor with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment in which your company prides itself.

Skills : Proofreading, Editing, Photography, Photoshop, AP style, graphic design, Quark XPress, InDesign., Blox CMS, IQue CMS, NewsEdit Pro CMS.

Description :

    1. Include organizing budgets, staff scheduling, layout, editing and approval for all stories in multiple media including print, internet, and social media.
    2. Worked with coaches, sports participants, parents, and school administration to promote current activities in all sports and related areas.
    3. Frequent night and weekend game coverage, including football and basketball state championship tournaments.
    4. Reproduced and edited submitted sports information, youth sports recaps and community events.
    5. Maintain website content including video production and creating photo galleries as well as developed a strong social media presence for news activities.
    6. Reported on the local high school sports for 11 athletic events in four townships.
    7. Trained other local newspapers on the implementation and use of quarkxpress.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Executive Sports Editor Resume

Summary : Community-based newspaper publisher/editor with experience in developing, writing, editing and publishing feature articles, local news, and sporting events and education news. Strong technical command of the English language and familiarity with a wide range of writing styles.

Skills : Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Management, Supervision, Banking Reconciliation.

Description :

    1. Responsible for in-depth coverage of local high school sporting events, as well as high school, middle school, and elementary school events and feature stories.
    2. Cover local city council meetings on a regular basis and conceive, write and publish articles in regard to the listed job duties.
    3. Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability, or supervise others who do this work.
    4. Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
    5. Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
    6. Develop story or content ideas, considering the reader or audience appeal.
    7. Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Sports Editor-Temp Resume

Headline : Seeking to acquire a position of significant responsibility in order to apply skills and experience in the field of journalism.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Quark, InDesign, Photoshop, Page Designing, Sports Writing, News Writing.

Description :

    1. Met with management daily to map out strategic plans for coverage of sporting events and insure diverse reporting.
    2. Edited feature stories, rewrote copy, built columns, features, and blogs using AP style.
    3. Chose and assigned stories based upon the timeliness, prominence, and exceptional quality.
    4. Resulted inaccurately and frequented visited website ranked #11 globally with 236 million visitors monthly.
    5. Developed comprehensive packages to compliment website with live art, graphics, audio clips and video.
    6. Designed and published polls and message boards to drive online user interactivity and feedback.
    7. Developed unique content highlighting popular area college athletes still in use today.
    8. Coordinated all-area teams in all sports, reaching beyond football, basketball norms.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA

Sports Editor Resume

Summary : A highly-motivated sports fan who wishes to continue a rewarding career in sports media by seeking a new challenge to the benefit of employers and family.

Skills : Design, Writing, Editing, Marketing, Communications, Management.

Description :

    1. Write and assemble sports section for a daily newspaper with a circulation of over 10,000, including stories to promote the local high school, college, and semi-pro teams and athletes.
    2. Contributed to the increase in circulation in three of the past four years.
    3. Assemble and write special annual sports sections for the newspaper, including Football Preview, Fall Sports, Basketball, and Outdoor Sports.
    4. Take and edit compelling photos for the sports section.
    5. Oversee all aspects of annual all-star basketball games and all-star track and field meet.
    6. Compile all local statistics and participate in all-district and all-selections.
    7. Mentor young writers to develop skills in reporting breaking news, writing enterprise/investigative stories, garnering sources and contacts, and establishing beats.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma