Yahoo Sports is seeking contractors to assist with World Cup 2014 coverageWe’re looking for a tech-savvy, creative and organized curator/programmer/editor to help showcase the World Cup - one of the world’s biggest sporting events - on Yahoo Sports. You will be responsible for building original blog posts and photo galleries; editing and engaging content; and helping maintain several social media accounts. The ideal candidate will have a background in online production and publishing, a knack for what works in social media and a passion for soccer is highly desirable. Being fluent in Spanish also is a plus.Successful candidates must be pro-active, able to multi-task, be highly adaptable in a rapidly changing, high-pressure environment and be extremely organized. Candidates must also be technically sound, solution-oriented and have a solid background in working with complex online content management tools.A commitment to accuracy and quality control is incredibly important, along with experience writing headlines and editing. A working knowledge of Associated Press style is strongly encouraged.Key traits include being flexible, energetic, efficient and able to work independently on deadline while maintaining attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as this position requires interacting with fellow employees throughout the company to ensure that the users’ experiences are always of the highest quality. Time management skills are critical.Requirements and job roles- Solid background in online content management tools.- Experience in site editorial production and publishing. Background in sports and an understanding of soccer a plus.- Experience in using social media networks to both promote and find stories, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit.- Must possess clear voice, energetic writing ability, critical eye and knowledge of major news trends. Blogging experience helpful.- Working knowledge of Photoshop. Ability to create animated GIFs a strong plus.This role will be located in Santa Monica, Calif., will be full-time work (40 hours a week including nights and weekends) and will run from May 27-July 14. Candidates must already be based in the LA-metro area. Email resume and inquiry to ysports_worldcup@yahoo.com High-res

Yahoo Sports is seeking contractors to assist with World Cup 2014 coverage

We’re looking for a tech-savvy, creative and organized curator/programmer/editor to help showcase the World Cup - one of the world’s biggest sporting events - on Yahoo Sports. You will be responsible for building original blog posts and photo galleries; editing and engaging content; and helping maintain several social media accounts. The ideal candidate will have a background in online production and publishing, a knack for what works in social media and a passion for soccer is highly desirable. Being fluent in Spanish also is a plus.

Successful candidates must be pro-active, able to multi-task, be highly adaptable in a rapidly changing, high-pressure environment and be extremely organized. Candidates must also be technically sound, solution-oriented and have a solid background in working with complex online content management tools.

A commitment to accuracy and quality control is incredibly important, along with experience writing headlines and editing. A working knowledge of Associated Press style is strongly encouraged.
Key traits include being flexible, energetic, efficient and able to work independently on deadline while maintaining attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must, as this position requires interacting with fellow employees throughout the company to ensure that the users’ experiences are always of the highest quality. Time management skills are critical.

Requirements and job roles
- Solid background in online content management tools.
- Experience in site editorial production and publishing. Background in sports and an understanding of soccer a plus.
- Experience in using social media networks to both promote and find stories, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Reddit.
- Must possess clear voice, energetic writing ability, critical eye and knowledge of major news trends. Blogging experience helpful.
- Working knowledge of Photoshop. Ability to create animated GIFs a strong plus.

This role will be located in Santa Monica, Calif., will be full-time work (40 hours a week including nights and weekends) and will run from May 27-July 14. Candidates must already be based in the LA-metro area.

Email resume and inquiry to ysports_worldcup@yahoo.com