Sports Editor

Sports Editor

The Sports Editor is expected to have thorough knowledge of their field, present strong time management skills, and exhibit comfort in conducting interviews. They must be organized and diligent in ensuring their work is factually correct. They also must:

  • Assist in recruiting and training volunteers;
  • Contribute a minimum of one editorial per year;
  • Be consistently up-to-date with the issues, concerns and events occurring within the respective field of coverage;
  • Develop content ideas for the section and submit them to the Editor-in-Chief on a set deadline;
  • Hold weekly section meetings with volunteers and distribute content ensuring everything is covered;
  • Provide feedback to volunteers weekly;
  • Cover stories that aren’t taken by volunteers;
  • When necessary, travel for provincial and national championships;
  • Receive stories from volunteers, edit them structure, content and CP Style;
  • Submit all stories to the Editor-in-Chief on a set deadline, unless otherwise negotiated;
  • Place visual requests for all stories;
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to lay out section;
  • Contribute no less than two video ideas per month; plan and execute them with the help of the Video Editor and Multimedia Director;
  • Dedicate equal time to planning and executing web-exclusive content and visuals;
  • Manage The Cord Sports twitter account
  • When using social media in regards to The Cord or WLUSP, the editor is expected to conduct themselves in a respectful and professional manner
  • Attend Editorial Board Meetings once a week

Candidates for this position will be required to conduct an editing test at the time of their interview. They will be provided a sports story and given 20 minutes to edit it as thoroughly as they can. This test is to show the applicant’s knowledge of proper structure, grammar, spelling and CP Style.