Writing Coach (San Francisco, CA)

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Bleacher Report is one of the five largest sports media sites on the Web and one of the most exciting startups in San Francisco. We are a venture-backed media company on the forefront of the evolution taking place in digital publishing. We are also extremely passionate about sports and creating a new paradigm that allows thousands of people create great sports content around the teams and topics they too are passionate about.

Bleacher Report’s Advanced Program in Sports Media is looking for a part-time writing coach well-versed in (a) all major US sports, (b) the analytical and mechanical components of solid writing, (c) communicating actionable feedback for improvement to writers, and (d) the nuances of digital media publishing platforms.

Writing coaches are responsible for providing writers in the program with regular feedback on their articles as they learn the principles of writing for digital media. They are a writer’s primary point person within the training program, working closely to reinforce the principles of the program that result in the creation of consistently outstanding work. Coaches work independently to review assignments in a timely fashion, looping in program administrators where necessary and taking charge on reasonable resolutions to issues as they arise.

Successful candidates will possess the right balance of sports knowledge, prior writing and editing experience, familiarity with established digital media standards and practices, exceptional communication skills, and dedication to the team’s mission to mentor the next generation of great sportswriters.

This is a part-time, hourly, remote position that requires a flexible work schedule—including the ability to work nights and weekends.

Required skills/experience:

· Knowledge of the major sports covered by Bleacher Report

· Background in digital media, preferably in sports journalism

· Exceptional writing and communication skills; formal copy editing experience is a plus; a keen eye for punctuation and grammar is crucial

· In-depth understanding of Bleacher Report’s Engagement Guide, Content Standards, Attribution Guidelines and Stylebook (or comparable experience with another editorial operation)

· Ability to explain and enforce editorial policy with writers while maintaining productive working relationships

· Positive attitude, patient demeanor and ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

· Proficiency with the following resources: Gmail, Gchat, Google Hangout, Google Docs/Forms

· BA degree in Journalism, English, or Communication is preferred

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