Editorial Staff Writer

NOTICE OF OPENING: Major League Fishing
LOCATION: Tulsa, OK
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates
DEPARTMENT: Exec & Admin
REPORTS TO: Manager, Digital Editorial
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Major League Fishing (MLF) is seeking a motivated individual for the position of Editorial Staff Writer. This person will work alongside a creative team, including a Digital Content Editor, Social Media Specialist, and Manager of Digital Editorial to create content for MajorLeagueFishing.com and make sure MLF has a strong presence online, across all platforms.

MLF is a fast-paced and exciting company that allows individuals to show off their creative skills and take their talents to the next level. We are looking for a creative writer who lives to tell stories about professional anglers and the bass fishing industry. The ideal candidate is full of energy and upbeat. This is a full-time position based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

MINIMUM POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will produce a variety of articles about Major League Fishing, the league’s professional anglers, and other related news in the bass fishing industry.
  • Will be responsible for staying on top of the latest news and trends in bass fishing industry and will consistently come up with original story ideas that interest MLF fans.
  • Will become an expert on Major League Fishing events, and the difference between the various competitions (Cup events, Bass Pro Tour events, Championships).
  • Build a positive, professional relationship with MLF Pros and other influential figures in the bass fishing industry.
  • Interview a variety of people both in person and over the phone, asking appropriate questions that generate interesting and meaningful quotes that will translate into engaging articles.
  • Will need to know the ins and outs of the CMS (content management system) for the MajorLeagueFishing.com, the MLF App, and know how to publish articles when needed.
  • Provide continuous communication to the Digital Content Team regarding ongoing projects and competitions.
  • Review all content with a critical eye before it is submitted for publication, looking for spelling/grammar errors and editing mistakes in copy.
  • Understand SEO initiatives to help MLF articles appear in related searches.
  • Apply high-level creative and journalistic skills in producing and editing stories.
  • Work to meet aggressive editorial goals as dictated by the editorial calendar.
  • Travel and working on weekends may be required.

MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the professional bass fishing industry preferred, not required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • Ability to enterprise stories and capture readers’ attention.
  • Willingness to make the most out of every assignment.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML5 preferred, not required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional experience as a writer, journalist, editor, producer or a related field.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and contribute to multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office applications preferred, not required.
  • Proficient interpersonal skills both in person and by phone.

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