(Remote Work) Freelance Sports Content Editor – Yardbarker

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Job Overview

Yardbarker is a sports news and information website that has been in business since 2006. Through a combination of original content, third-party syndicated content, and feed-based aggregation, we provide fans with a one-stop place for their sports consumption needs. We love what we do and we’re looking for passionate, talented people to help us grow and achieve our goals.

We are seeking an experienced and dedicated Freelance Sports Content Editor to join our growing team. Yardbarker is committed to delivering sports news as it happens and works with several content providers and distribution platforms. This is a great opportunity to edit for a leading sports site with significant distribution on third party platforms.

This is a paid, freelancer, remote opportunity with potential to transition to full-time. The candidate must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and special events as needed. Candidates will be compensated for their work on an hourly basis.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review content and correct any errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, or underlying facts
  • Check copy for readability, style, and tone and make revisions as needed
  • Make and/or review photo selection choices related to stories or photo galleries
  • Create and edit photo captions for maximum effect and accuracy
  • Distribute relevant content on Social platforms and to third party syndication platforms
  • Create and edit email newsletter templates

Job Requirements

  • You have edited for a mainstream website
  • At least 2+ years relevant editing experience
  • Deep interest and knowledge of sports
  • Strong news judgment
  • Ability to multitask and work independently in a remote environment
  • A strong background in copy editing with a keen eye for detail to ensure accuracy
  • Expertise working with content management systems, photo services, Slack, and other collaboration tools
  • Knowledge of AP Stylebook and familiarity with SEO best practices
  • Comfortable with fast pace and deadline-driven responsibility
  • Excellent communicator

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