Cox Media Associate Content Editor in Atlanta, GA

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Brand CMG Corporate Services


Cox Media Group is seeking Associate Content Editors to cover college football and recruiting, as well as being responsible for related content that drives audience growth on social media. Primary duties will be to aggregate content and write stories for assigned beat (colleges) and/or recruiting.


30 percent as a sports reporter, covering sports in the assigned area.

70 percent as an associate content editor, curating published material and managing all social distribution channels serving fans for those teams.


  • This editor will write stories and curate published material for a site serving football fans.

  • The editor must know new media and video as well as have a deep knowledge and access to college football’s people and places.

  • The editor will write or curate content with broad appeal that isn’t wonky or too insider but focuses on viral stories all fans will enjoy and share.

  • This editor must understand what the fan audience needs and wants each day of the week and have the ability to see and produce socially sharable content consistently throughout the day.

  • The editor will be assigned a “beat” that includes several teams and will manage all social distribution channels serving those teams’ fans

  • Report and write with a strong sense of urgency, energy and tenacity

  • Engages and embraces the community through frequent posts online, pieces in print and appearances in other media

  • Write clearly with absolute accuracy and balance, all while doing it on deadline and in a variety of technology tools and social media platforms.

  • As an Associate, must understand what the fan audience needs and wants each day of the week and have the ability to see and produce socially sharable content consistently throughout the day.

  • Creates photo galleries, quizzes, memes, GIFs from photographs and videos

  • Edits/rewrites content from outside sources

  • Measures and is accountable for page views and visit targets for content he or she has created

  • Produce smartphone photos and videos and collect data and other information for maps, charts and other supplemental content.

  • Manage time effectively, juggling long-term and short-term work. Consistently meets deadlines set for print and digital needs, including advance deadlines.

  • Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team of sports journalists to give a complete picture of sports coverage

  • Must have reliable transportation, or access to it, and be able to travel within the assigned area when needed.

Looking to fill positions across the Southeast.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, social media or related field. Actual experience may be substituted for degree.


Experience: No work experience required. Prefer candidates with awareness of content creation for a business-to-consumer website and/or college newspaper.
Strong news judgment.

Additional Requirements: Established social media presence on various platforms. Interest particularly in Twitter, Facebook, lnstagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Vine, Google+. (Candidates should supply handles for verification.)
Flexibility in shift starting times and in work location.

Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America's leading direct marketing companies, and, a leading online source for savings.

The company's operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.


CMG currently operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at


Organization:Cox Media Group

Primary Location:US-GA-Atlanta-223 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE


Employee Status:Regular

Job Level:Individual Contributor

Shift:Day Job-

Travel:Yes, 5 % of the Time



Unposting Date:Ongoing



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