Posted on: August 16, 2011 3:51 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 5:15 pm
Position: CBSSports.com preditor (production editor) for hockey and golf
Where: Fort Lauderdale
Benefits: Good ones
Job description: See this blog I'm writing in. It kinda sucks as far as blogs go, right? Not because my posts suck (well, they are kinda lame). But the blog platform itself is pretty weak. If you agree you're off to a good start. I'm looking for somebody who doesn't just recognize that but can help come up with ways to make it better.
That's what this job is. We're like BASF. My team doesn't make the content, we make the content better. Sure you may write an occasional thing here or there, but the goal is to formulate and execute a badass strategy to grow audience. Read: get more people to the site and give 'em reason to stay longer. And as far as this job goes, we're talking hockey and golf. And we're not talking thousands of users and minutes. We're talking millions. Big numbers. 'Cause big numbers are fun to try and attain.
How will you get there? That's the plan I'm looking for you to come up with. But it'll involve search, social and list-building tactics. It'll involve working with our writers, bloggers and TV people. It'll involve working with our development team. But mostly it will involve creativity and thoughtfulness. Can you come up with answers to the problems fans have?
The job is in Fort Lauderdale. I need you in the building. That way we can talk face to face. And drink beer together during Thirsty Thursdays in the cafeteria.
So if you get the web, love sports (I'm watching some day baseball from my cube as I type this), like being in a challenging environment and can't stand when websites aren't engaging and don't make sense you should email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me why you’re right for the position. You may not get a response. It's not personal.
- Eric Kay, assistant managing editor CBSSports.com
On Twitter: @ekaycbssports