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Times-Picayune | The Advocate

Date Posted May 31, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time

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Job Title: Sports Editor

Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Times-Picayune | The Advocate is looking for an experienced journalist to lead our sports coverage for Louisiana’s largest news organization. We’re searching for someone to help us build upon our reputation as the go-to source for sports fans of all kinds in a competitive media landscape. The LSU Tigers, the New Orleans Saints, the Pelicans – all provide ample opportunity for anyone interested in taking charge of a great journalism franchise.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plan daily and enterprise Sports coverage
  • Help develop strategies to build digital and print readership
  • Work with reporters and other desks to maintain timely and robust digital coverage
  • Understand digital metrics and help the company meet its digital goals
  • Edit stories and rework them as needed
  • Mentor reporters to help develop their careers
  • Handle administrative tasks

Job Skills & Qualifications


  • Ability to work some nights and holidays
  • A focus on producing accurate and factual stories
  • Experience as a newspaper editor or reporter
  • Proficiency with computers and other office equipment


The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.  

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Benefits:  Medical, dental, vision, Life, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paternity Leave, PTO and 401k Retirement Savings company match.

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