Digital Editor – Fishing

NOTICE OF OPENING: Outdoor Sportsman Group
LOCATION: Peoria, IL; Tulsa, OK
DEPARTMENT: Digital Editorial
REPORTS TO: Managing Editor
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates



Position Summary

This Digital Editor supports all digital media for In-Fisherman, Fly Fisherman and BassFan brands. In addition to the Digital Editor’s day-to-day responsibilities, attendance to reoccurring directive meetings will be required. The Digital Editor will adjust the pace in the workflow to ensure that each deadline is achieved in a timely manner.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Work with Publishers, editorial staff and Director of Digital Editorial to develop content strategy aligned with short-term and long-term goals.
  • Collaborate as needed with Ad Sales, Social, Marketing, Research, TV Programming and Design teams to plan and develop site content, style and layout.
  • Develop engaging content, proofread, edit for SEO and publish.
  • Work with other Digital Editors and content providers to ensure brand consistency and voice.
  • Keep up to date with SEO best practices.
  • Use reporting tools to analyze website traffic and user’s engagement metrics.
  • Manage content distribution to social media, marketing and newsletter platforms to increase web traffic.
  • Maintain editorial calendar.
  • Ensure compliance with law (e.g. copyright and data protection).
  • Stay up to date with developments and generate new ideas to draw audience’s attention.
  • Solicit press releases or additional information from manufacturers regarding new products.
  • Responsible for inputting any content corrections as directed.
  • Research and remain up to date on style change recommendations and changes within the annual Associated Press style guide (digital).
  • Maintain, update and apply the style guide.
  • Maintain an up-to-date working knowledge of firearms, ammunition and accessories.

Supplemental duties will include:

  • Contribute to OSG media outlets as necessary and directed, including print, television broadcast video, social media and digital video.
  • The ability to travel on OSG business, such as tradeshows and meetings.

Performance Requirements/Skills

  • A strong passion for the outdoor industry, specifically in the fishing industry (mainly freshwater fishing, bass fishing and fly fishing (multiple species), saltwater experience is a plus)
  • Technical knowledge of HTML and web publishing
  • Strong skills in SEO and knowledge of web traffic metrics
  • Knowledge of social media marketing and promotion
  • Ability to write and edit material on tight deadlines
  • Ability to conduct interviews for stories
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal guidance, and have enough discretion to resolve complex problems
  • Strong working knowledge of the Associated Press Stylebook
  • Experience with photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with various video cameras and related gear is a plus
  • Working knowledge of shooting/capturing video is a plus
  • Some knowledge of video editing a plus
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as schedule dictates
  • Willingness to travel 3-4 times a year for up to a week at a time


  • Education Requirement – Journalism/English degree, or:
  • Education & Experience Equivalency – Equivalent editorial work experience
  • 3+ years experience in the fishing industry

Benefits Include

  • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending plans (FSAs)
  • 401K plan
  • 11 Paid Company Holidays

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Normal office environment. Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity enough to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Requires mobility enough to travel.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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