Columbus Blue Jackets

Full Time
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus, OH

Job Details

Department: Digital Marketing & Media

Supervisor: Director of Digital Media      

FLSA Status: Exempt


Our Reporter will provide multi-platform coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets for our fans, The 5th Line. The position will serve as the team’s lead writer in addition to contributing social media, video and audio content. The top priority for the Reporter will be ensuring we provide the most timely and comprehensive content on our team and players, as well as the organization’s off-ice activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Serve as lead writer for Blue Jackets digital platforms, providing editorial content including but not limited to game previews, game recaps, practice reports, player features and coverage of team off-ice activities.

Travel with the team and provide all forms of content so fans can have access to game-related content in a timely manner.

Foster relationships with team personnel to identify potential content opportunities for digital platforms.

Regularly interview players and hockey operations personnel for hockey-related content and off-ice storylines.

Contribute to team social media accounts and post content across team digital channels.

Provide video and audio content, including appearing on-camera and as a guest in audio/radio programming.

Provide copy writing and editing for digital marketing department included but not limited to e-mails and landing pages.

Collaborate on development, management and execution of content plan.

Manage and execute push notifications and text messaging.

Implement elements of the organization’s ticket sales, corporate partnership, digital marketing, marketing and communications strategic plans.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.


To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in communications, journalism or a related field; minimum of three years of experience and/or training, preferably reporting on the NHL and/or a NHL team, on-camera experience and basic editing skills.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office software, content management systems, HTML, social media platforms and Adobe Creative Suite.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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