CBS Corporation Writer - Florida Gators - 247 Sports in Brentwood, Tennessee

Writer - Florida Gators - 247 Sports

REF#: 27765

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Interactive

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

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JOB LOCATION: Brentwood, TN

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DESCRIPTION:

Gathers, produces, coordinates and helps manage content coverage for Florida Gators football and basketball recruiting on 247Sports. Has strong acumen for the sport and team at the local level. Develops editorial and social strategy to increase subscriptions and viewership. Identifies, produces and programs content to satisfy both endemic user base and social audience. Independently works to grow audience participation by starting new topics and answering questions on team site message board communities in timely fashion. Also moderates community participation. Creates and develops own newsgathering techniques to generate sources and make coverage more comprehensive to grow subscriptions and traffic. Helps to manage social media assets, including Facebook, Twitter and newsletter, and implements own strategy to drive audience engagement through posts on accounts.

QUALIFICATIONS:

At least 2 years covering recruiting full-time for a newspaper or online publication

A strong understanding of the high school football and basketball, as well as AAU scene, in the state of Florida

Basic understanding of how to aggregate news surrounding the Florida market

Basic understanding of SEO headlines

Proven track record of building site traffic

Basic understanding of what it takes to build an audience using social media.

Must successfully pass a background check.

Preferred:

At least 3 years covering recruiting full-time for a newspaper or online publication

A strong understanding of the high school football and basketball, as well as AAU scene, in the state of Florida

Basic understanding of how to aggregate news surrounding the Florida market

Basic understanding of SEO headlines

Proven track record of building site traffic

Basic understanding of what it takes to build an audience using social media

Lives in or near Gainesville, Fla., or would be willing to move to Gainesville, Fla.

In addition, CBS will be guided by applicable federal, state and local laws when considering for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled