Athletic Editor

Posted On: November 11, 2014

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Footwear News

Company Description

Penske Media Corporation (PMC) is a leading digital media, publishing, and information services company founded in 2003. PMC engages with thriving audiences across the web, television, mobile, print and social media – reaching more than 140 million consumers monthly (comScore, 2014), and was recently named one of the Top 100 Private Companies in the United States & North America. With the preeminence of its brands, PMC is one of the largest digital media companies in the world, publishing more than 22 digital brands, including an extensive joint venture in India with ZEE TV, as well as more than 50 annual events/conferences and a dynamic research and emerging data business. PMC brands include PMC Studios, WWD, Footwear News, M,, Variety magazine,,, HollywoodLife, Beauty Inc, ENTV,, Movieline, TVLine, BGR, AwardsLine, @hollywood, LA411, NY411, Young Hollywood Awards, The Style Awards, and Breakthrough of the Year Awards. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and 11 offices around the world. To learn more, visit

Job Description

The Heart and Sole of the Footwear Industry
Footwear News is the publication of record for senior footwear and fashion executives, providing an insider’s perspective on top news, trends and strategies. FN keeps you and your business a step ahead on the retailing, manufacturing and financial aspects of the footwear industry. FN spotlights the hottest new designers, newsmakers, and business leaders, as well as reporting on the most groundbreaking fashion trends and more.

Footwear News seeks a digital savvy Athletic Editor to write, edit and steer coverage of the sneaker and outdoor markets. The ideal candidate should be comfortable talking about sneakers (from basketball to running to collector items) and outdoor footwear, as well as with the executives from the powerhouse comanies that produce them (Nike, The North Face, Under Armour, Adidas, etc.). We want someone who knows their impact on sports, pop culture and retail.

Primary Responsibilities:

Report, write, edit and publish daily web posts to and news stories for the weekly magazine
Brainstorm and develop athletic and outdoor content for the website and other digital formats
Work with Web editor to share content through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
Pitch insightful killer content ideas and react to sports-related news and high profile product releases
Contribute market-specific stories to news and features sections of the magazine
Cultivate new sources, interviewing executives, retailers, designers, athletes and outdoor enthusiasts
Regularly attend events and tradeshows

Three plus years of editorial experience at a newspaper, magazine or news website
Top notch reporting, writing and editing skills
Experience in digital enterprise reporting; able to create content in a variety of formats
Keen interest in sneakers and the sneaker business
Must be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently and also collaborate with a tight-knit team
Strong visual sense
Prior experience with WordPress and Photoshop is helpful, as is knowledge of different types of media including video, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Please forward resume along with a link to your portfolio to for IMMEDIATE review.

To Apply

Submit resume along with link to portfolio to