The FanSided network features more than 300 websites covering a variety of sports, entertainment and lifestyle topics. Launched in 2009 and acquired by Time Inc. in May 2015, FanSided is one of the industry’s fastest growing digital content networks and includes sites dedicated to every major professional sports team, all of the nation’s top college athletic programs, popular TV shows, movies and other celebrated sports, culture, tech and entertainment categories. Boasting a roster of more than 1,500 writers, FanSided’s unique fan-focused editorial content reaches millions of dedicated readers every month online and via its stable of highly customizable apps and newsletters.
FanSided is part of Time Inc., a leading multi-platform consumer media company that engages over 230 million consumers globally every month. The Company's influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE, SOUTHERN LIVING and TRAVEL + LEISURE, as well as approximately 60 diverse international brands.
Do you have a wide array of interests? Are there too many TV shows for you to binge watch on a weekly basis? Are you a huge sports fan? Are you a pop-culture junkie? The Jr Editor at FanSided will write, develop, assign and edit special content pieces across the network’s 300+ sites. FanSided covers a broad range of topics including sports, entertainment and pop-culture. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience working in online publishing and will be comfortable working on tight deadlines, managing multiple projects and working with independent contractors. You will work at FanSided’s editorial headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Collaborate with FanSided’s content team to develop, write, assign and edit special content, including slideshows and evergreen pieces for multiple FanSided web properties.
Assist in the management of freelance budget and communicate with freelancers.
Be a strong voice in FanSided’s editorial brain trust.
Assist in the development and execution of content strategies.
Post and promote content on social media.
When necessary, assist in the development and execution branded content, advertorials and tent pole content events.
Assist, at times, in the launching and development of new properties as we expand FanSided’s 300+ site network.
Passionate: You give it your all. You are dedicated to your work and love what you do. You’re ready to be on Team FanSided. You’re energized by working in the start-up atmosphere of FanSided.
Collaborative: You have a flexible, open approach to work. You thrive building clear efficiencies in unstructured environments. You approach your career like a journey, taking on big challenges with zero ego.
A leader: You’re an influencer, an excellent communicator and a team-player. Your colleagues and superiors alike look up to you.
Objective: You’re a balanced, critical thinker. You know how to take on tough questions, letting the facts guide you to the best solutions, unhampered by your own biases or preconceptions. You’re at your best when acting as the voice of reason, fairly arbitrating difficult situations.
Verbal: You’ve never got a problem voicing your opinion and know when to speak up, making sure your ideas are heard. Highly communicative, you know how to facilitate a conversation and always contribute to whatever meeting you’re in.
Innovator: An entrepreneurial spirit and an agent of change, you do not follow the cookie cutter format. You constantly look for opportunities to progress the business in creative ways.