Assistant Editor


Location New York, USA

department Editorial

Type Full TIMe

Minimum Experience Mid Level

What is Footballco?

Footballco is the world’s biggest dedicated football content and media business. Reaching more than 400m football fans across the world each month, and with a growing roster of brands including Goal, Voetbalzone, and Spox, no one else has our reach or depth of understanding within the game. With over 300 employees globally, we’re a young company with some established brands and serious investment behind us. Our future starts now…

What’s the role about?

We are hiring an Assistant Editor. The successful candidate will assist in running the news desk and be responsible for sourcing, commissioning and sub-editing stories. As well as managing a small team on shift, they will understand what our readers are interested in and write engaging headlines, create imagery, send app notifications and manage the homepage. They will also write news and SEO articles, plus opinion and analysis features on the game’s most important topics

This position is based in New York. We offer competitive compensation and a bonus scheme.

What You'll be doing?
  • Run GOAL’s English news desk and manage a small team of writers on any given shift

  • Source news and SEO stories, write headlines, sub-edit copy, create imagery and publish articles using our content management system

  • Send app notifications for our best stories and manage our homepages

  • Write news and SEO stories, primarily focused on English and US soccer

  • Occasionally write long-form features, primarily focused on US soccer

  • Stay on top of trends and topics of interest among our US audience

What you have?
  • Ability to lead a small team of freelancers and communicate effectively with our club writers

  • Have an eye for what makes a good news story and what topics have SEO potential

  • Be able to write engaging headlines and app notification copy

  • Experience of sub-editing and being able to spot mistakes and improve copy

  • Using a content management system to publish articles and manage our homepages

  • Ability to create composite images using our content editing suite

  • Strong knowledge of both European and US soccer

  • Write clean and accurate news and SEO stories, mainly on English and US soccer

  • Ability to generate and deliver feature ideas, particularly on US soccer


  • Language skills

  • An interest in analytics, data, and using data to drive insights and performance

Footballco is a global organisation and as such we are fortunate to have employees across a diverse range of backgrounds. We aim to build an environment that is inclusive to all and where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic self.

Footballco is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. 


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