What the LA Times wants in the next sports editor

cup-beach-doughty.jpgThe Los Angeles Times needs a new editor to run the sports department. If you're curious what the requirements are, check out the job posting from the AP Sports Editors website. Digital digital digital. No mention of the only LA championship team: hockey sense not required, apparently. And just a note: the last time the sports editor came from outside the department was I think more than three decades ago when Bill Dwyre came in.

The Los Angeles Times seeks an innovative, experienced sports editor to lead one of the largest and most talented sports departments in the country.

The job entails overseeing coverage of some of the nation’s most glamorous and closely followed professional franchises and college programs: the Lakers and Dodgers, USC football, UCLA football and basketball, the L.A. Angels, Clippers and MLS Galaxy, among others.

The successful candidate will have articulated a vision for making The Times’ digital sports report a top destination for readers, and for showcasing the sports department’s signature voices in the digital space.

Experience as a sports reporter and/or editor are essential. Even more so are fluency in online journalism, a willingness to experiment and the ability to inspire the staff to continue transforming The Times’ sports coverage into a digitally focused report that is among the finest and most-read anywhere.

Interested parties should contact Director of News Development Tracy Boucher...

Photo: The Kings' Drew Doughty with the Stanley Cup last month. @KeeperoftheCup on Twitter.

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