Managing Editor, Sports at Atmosphere

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Managing Editor, Atmosphere Sports

Atmosphere is seeking a dynamic and visionary sports production leader to help build an audio-optional streaming sports channel.

The Managing Editor will be given the rare opportunity to help build a sports channel from scratch, and then lead the daily production and programming of the channel, reporting to the Vice President of News.

Must be organized and efficient at managing your own time and the time of others under deadline pressure. Must be a manager who cares about and respects their team, and works to find a healthy balance between the stresses of careers in news production and the physical and mental demands of personal lives.

This role will preferably be based in our Austin, Texas, newsroom.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Lead the creation, production and programming of Atmosphere Sports
  • Manage show production teams, approving scripts, banners and rundowns
  • Create and enforce standards and practices that ensure fair and accurate reporting
  • Work closely with partners to source content across a wide range of sports interests
  • Hire, lead and help develop editorial staff members for growth, positioning them for new opportunities as the network evolves
  • Manage schedules for sports team members
  • Set the programming strategy to capture and retain viewers
  • Oversee maintenance of a program guide
  • Oversee special programming related to significant sports and sports news events
  • Create cooperative partnerships with departments across Atmosphere that support audience growth and brand consistency
  • Work with marketing to update news programming and consumer-facing marketing elements
  • Work with technical teams to develop consistent updates to systems and workflows to ensure quality control standards are met and surpassed
  • Perform other duties as needed

PREFERENCES:

  • 6+ years of increasing editorial responsibility and people management experience
  • BS/BA in journalism, communication or related field
  • Experience with sports media rights management
  • Live and breathe through a wide net of sports interests
  • Understand and can translate topics such as fantasy sports, sports betting, video gaming, the business of sports + traditional sports coverage, such as highlights, Xs & Os and stats
  • Bring a vision for seizing the moment and creating a unique sports coverage experience that you and your friends would want to gather ‘round and watch 
  • Proactive work ethic 
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Efficiency with Google Sheets and Docs
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced startup environment (can move between 30,000 feet to 3 feet with ease)
  • Natural ability to connect and build strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly
  • Proven leadership, personal integrity and charisma to build consensus with colleagues
  • Proven ability to have hard conversations with tact and care

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive insurance plans
  • Company equity
  • Open vacation policy
  • And so much more!
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Location

Atmosphere is in the heart of downtown Austin steps away from all the live action and minutes from the state capitol.

An Insider's view of Atmosphere

What’s the vibe like in the office?

A fast-paced, high-energy environment with an amazing work-life balance.

Cyrus

Account Executive

What projects are you most excited about?

TikTok; we’re excited to make it easy for people to experience TikTok by partnering to bring the joy and creativity of the two platforms to new screens, venues, and audiences across the globe.

Jeremy

VP of Content

How does the company support your career growth?

There is a highly attainable promotional track through lifetime customer acquisition as well as a leadership development program that is designed to further career development.

Lydia

Senior Account Executive

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

By cultivating open communication and encouraging my team to voice their ideas and opinions. We intentionally change things up by working at coffee shops and holding "campaigns & coffee" meetings to freely strategize and brainstorm creative ideas.

Brittney

Head of Strategic Partnerships

What’s the vibe like in the office?

When coming to Atmosphere, they made sure that inclusion was a want and a need. Having women, LGTBQ, etc. embody the culture here will put us on the moon, and being a part of it is a dream!

Maddy

QA Engineer

What are Atmosphere Perks + Benefits

Atmosphere Benefits Overview

Competitive salary
Company (401(k)
Company equity
Competitive insurance plans
Coolest office in Austin
Catered lunches
Open vacation policy
So much more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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