Senior Editor and On-Air Presenter, FloGrappling

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JOB DESCRIPTION- Senior Editor and On-Air Presenter, FloGrappling

The Senior Editor and On-Air Presenter of FloGrappling will be the idea generator who leads the content team. Lead and teach the FloGrappling editorial team to be the best media source for Jiu-Jitsu/grappling news. As a critical content provider for our organization, the individual filling this leadership role must be a jiu-jitsu and grappling expert.

This role is based in Austin, Texas. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop great web content, both written and video, from the idea phase to publishing. Spotlight the top athletes and personalities in jiu-jitsu and grappling with interesting stories.
  • Travel around the world to create first-class on-site coverage of live events: Interview the athletes, write compelling recaps, and feature the biggest stories of each event.
  • Lead team in content creation meetings and brainstorming to come up with a plan that attracts readers and makes them want to stick around for more. Listen to audience and adjust plans accordingly.
  • Lend grappling expertise to our live events by serving as the lead on-air broadcaster for FloGrappling productions.
  • Host on-air studio shows that discuss current events within the international grappling landscape.
  • Seek out and utilize the best freelancers in the business and help them create first-rate content.
  • Handle multiple content projects at once. Stay on top of subscription and sales initiatives and help the team deliver required assets on deadline.
  • Be a news hound, staying on top of every story and news item unfolding in jiu-jitsu and grappling to ensure comprehensive coverage for the readers.
  • Make sure the content is in line with our unique brand and style guide.
  • Be a social media influencer, actively participating in the jiu-jitsu and grappling community while marketing the content to those who seek it. Help find other big social media gurus who can help promote the content around the world.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5 years’ experience writing and editing news stories (in any media) about Jiu-Jitsu & grappling and/or wrestling 
  • 3 years’ experience working within digital sports, include experience writing and posting on social media about the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world.
  • 3 years’ experience managing a team of content producers
  • 1 year of experience in a lead editorial role in in sports media, using AP Style
  • 2 years’ experience with video editing tools (e.g. Adobe Premier and Creative Suite) and photo editing tools (e.g. Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Creative Suite)
  • 2 years’ experience working with Web content analytics, using tools (e.g. Google Analytics, Youtube Analytics, Periscope) 
  • Attainment of a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt
  • Travel Requirement per annum for the role (%): 15-30%
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Location

Located in East Austin next to Friends and Allies brewery, East Ciders and the Austin Bouldering Project!

An Insider's view of FloSports

What’s the vibe like in the office?

If I had to describe our office vibe I would definitely say team oriented, upbeat, fast paced, entrepreneurial and rooted in passion. Working with colleagues who were former athletes or who are die hard fans of a particular sport is so much fun. Every employee here approaches their role as a member of a team, with one objective, to win!

Melissa

Executive Administrative Assistant

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We needed an Android app and I had the opportunity to become an Android engineer. Not only have I learned a ton but I get to impact the experience of many users with everything I do.

Peter

Sr. Software Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

I love working at FloSports because I am constantly challenged and have endless opportunities to grow. Employees are encouraged to punch above their weight and take on responsibilities that will further their careers.

Mark

Corporate Controller

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Here are three things that work for me! Give notes that point to outcomes, not fixes. Be a problem umbrella, not a problem funnel, to remove distractions from the creative process. Ask the team, "are you excited about this piece yet?" and keep encouraging them to push it further until they are.

Ray

Chief Content Officer

What makes someone successful on your team?

At FloSports, we carefully test and measure changes to our platform. Successful members of our team excel in identifying potentially high impact opportunities, and working closely with their fellow team members to put them to the test. Then, they analyze and learn from the test results, always using data as their guide.

Anne

Sr. Director, Product

What are FloSports Perks + Benefits

FloSports Benefits Overview

Our Benefits:
Competitive and comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans*
Peace of mind through company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance*
Pet Insurance
401(K) company match
Flexible, uncapped paid vacation*
Progressive parental leave policies*
Discounted gym memberships (nation-wide)
Flexibility around where and when you work*
Hack-a-thons, lunch and learns and other special events
Free laundry service for all positions that require travel*
Access to a comprehensive and company-paid employee assistance program for all employees and their families
Bring your dog to work- every day!
Premium branded SWAG
Stocked snack bar
Catered lunch and breakfast tacos every week
Modern and collaborative office environment

*Depends on position

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
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Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
FloSports has a dedicated group of employees who focus on diversity and inclusion. This includes two senior executives, our COO and our Head of People Operations.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
FloSports recognizes the need to build a company that seeks out, embraces, and celebrates our individual differences, ideas, and talent. We start this process with our recruiting processes.
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Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
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401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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