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Seasonal Editorial Assistant

Freelance / Contract / Temporary position with Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
Job posted March 29, 2024

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About The Role

Our mission at the Minnesota Vikings is to Advance the Vikings legacy through the passionate pursuit of excellence.

We strive to achieve, we put the team first, we seek to learn, we exhibit high character, and we are committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.

SUMMARY:

The Vikings.com Editorial Team is seeking a full-time seasonal editorial assistant to assist with gathering and creating content for multiple platforms. The primary placement of content will be for Vikings.com and the Vikings Playbook programs for home games.

The editorial assistant will cover home games in-person at U.S. Bank Stadium, as well as practices at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. Media availabilities are likely to be a combination of in-person and virtual sessions. Coverage of road games will be done virtually.

This is a temporary/seasonal position that will start in Late July/Early August 2024 and conclude on February 28, 2025, unless otherwise determined (exact start TBD).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

Writing news stories and football features for Vikings.com and the Vikings Playbook game programs
Assisting with coverage of community events (attending and recapping)
Working with other groups within the Vikings Entertainment Network (VEN) on content collaboration
Adhering to multiple deadlines for content
Planning and executing content (guidance will be provided)
Protecting sensitive information until it is cleared to be published
Helping other Vikings departments achieve short- and long-term goals

The Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Excel in various types of storytelling (breaking news, features, coverage of community events and initiatives, longform, analysis)
Have a knowledgeable understanding of football concepts and an ability to explain them to fans of different levels
Demonstrate solid grammatical and spelling skills, as well as an understanding of AP Style
Be able to meet timely deadlines
Manage time efficiently to work on multiple projects
Ability to quickly understand the approach to covering the team implemented by VEN

CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS: This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Note: we often gather interviews during open locker room periods

Practices can occur in the elements (training camp can be quite warm; sometimes there’s rain; sometimes there’s cold weather during in-season practices)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Commitment to teamwork is essential
Collaboration is important
Ideas from this role are welcome
Extend respect toward players, coaches and staff

OUR DEI Commitment:

The Minnesota Vikings are committed to creating and sustaining a culture for you. Whoever you are, we are an organization that embraces and empowers people of all backgrounds and experiences and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foundation of everything we do. We are proud to have a culture that empowers our people to harness their uniqueness to develop their full potential as a contributor to the success of the organization and the communities we serve. The Minnesota Vikings are an equal opportunity employer, and we continue to commit to creating equitable opportunities by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.


 

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