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Senior Editor, Culture

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 to lead its Culture vertical, which will directly focus on sports and their adjacent topics.


  • Big-picture, conceptual vision for the vertical, including long-term direction and expansion opportunities; generating and planning story ideas at the intersection of sports and culture.
  • Day-to-day management of our full-time Culture writers.
  • Collaborative approach to working within our vast network of writers and editors in sport verticals.
  • Keep up with short-, mid-, and long-term edit calendar and assignments.
  • Editing, producing and publishing stories via WordPress.
  • Develop writers and provide feedback to improve their work.
  • Use real-time metrics to assess performance and adjust accordingly.
  • Collaborate with HQ on business/marketing initiatives.


  • 5+ years of experience in digital sports journalism, including at least 3 years of direct editorial management.
  • Thorough knowledge of men’s and women’s sports.
  • Thorough knowledge of American history.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cultural events and celebrations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the journalistic process.
  • This is a remote position based in the US or Canada.

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.

Athletic focuses on Digital Media, Sports, Publishing, News, and Journalism. Their company has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Boston. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Athletic has raised $68.1M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2022.

You can view their website at https://theathletic.com/ [1] or find them on Twitter [2], Facebook [3], and LinkedIn [4].

  1. https://theathletic.com/
  2. https://twitter.com/theathletichq
  3. https://www.facebook.com/theathletic/
  4. https://www.linkedin.com/company/10643112?trk=prof-0-ovw-curr_pos

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