Senior Editor, MLB (Remote)

United States
Editorial /
Full-time /
About Us

The Athletic is a digital sports media company that brings true sports fans closer to the athletes, teams and leagues that captivate their attention. We serve a multi-faceted audience that craves a richer connection and understanding with immersive storytelling and a like-minded community of fans. Founded in 2016 and with major operational hubs in San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and Melbourne, we empower a truly global team of more than 600 creators and cover more than 250 professional sports and collegiate teams across the United States, Canada and the UK. Our newsroom has produced thousands of in-depth reports along with more than 120 podcasts and other forms of premium content. Put simply, The Athletic is at the center of a sports fan’s universe.

About the Role

The Athletic is seeking a Senior Editor, MLB. This is a senior role contributing to comprehensive editorial oversight of our baseball coverage, using data analytics to optimize performance, and partner with stakeholders across the editorial organization and business teams on a range of initiatives. 

This role will be 100% remote for candidates permanently residing in the United States or Canada.


    • Manage a staff of reporters with an emphasis on the delivery of news and distinct team analysis; generate and plan story ideas.
    • Establish process and priorities to balance content assignments ranging from short-form, breaking news and live to daily coverage to long-form projects.
    • Assist with the big picture, conceptual vision for the vertical, including long-term direction; generating and planning story ideas; expansion opportunities.
    • Work to bring a distinctive, compelling, and authentic voice to all digital media products.
    • Maintain an understanding and proficiency of subscription and engagement metrics.
    • Maintain proficiency and knowledge of SEO (best practices available).
    • Contribute to oversight of staffing assignments, editorial resources and process.
    • Maintain an updated and accurate forward-looking editorial budget and be committed to Smartsheets.
    • Collaborate with staff on story ideas, and with design and photo teams on best execution for stories with a clear visual element.
    • Edit and publish stories via WordPress.


    • 4+ years of professional experience in sports journalism, including some direct editorial management of writers.
    • High-end knowledge of baseball.
    • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
    • This role will be 100% remote for candidates permanently residing in the United States or Canada.
The annual base salary range for this role is $65,000.00 - $80,000.00 USD. The total compensation offered for this position may vary based on factors such as education, experience, skills, and location. It may also include non-cash rewards and benefits. The base salary range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

The Athletic offers unique perks and benefits to all full-time employees based on their country of residence. Our comprehensive US benefits package includes:

- Highly competitive, employer-contributed medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance plans.
- Savings accounts for medical, wellness, and childcare expenses.
- 401k retirement savings plan and employer match.
- Paid time off including paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, 15 days of accrued vacation to start, and up to 20 weeks of Paid Parental Leave.

For international candidates: Our global benefits packages offer similar benefits and perks, competitive to the local market.

The Athletic Media Company is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Athletic will consider all applicants without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical and/or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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