• Sports Editor

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/12/2018 12:17 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Creative Services
  • Overview



    The sports editor is responsible for end-to-end editorial process for assigned projects, working closely with brand, design and operations teams to create compelling and innovative trading card products.


    Duties & Responsibilities


    • Editorial:
      • Develop text and statistics-based card back content for collectible trading card products;
      • Select, assign and crop high-quality, design-appropriate photographic images for retouching and production;
      • Build and manage subject list in partnership with brand team;
      • Review proofs for accuracy and integrity.


    • Operational:
      • Manage internal and external text and statistics content providers;
      • Work with external photo retouching and prepress vendors throughout production, correction and imposition cycles;
      • Create and maintain prepress budgets;
      • Master Card Factory and TPIA content management platforms;
      • Partner with project management team to create and execute on prepress schedules.


    • Product development:
      • Collaborate with brand and design teams to help develop themes and looks for assigned projects;
      • Participate in product review and brainstorming sessions for upcoming production cycles.


    Skills & Abilities


    • Excellent, in-depth knowledge of professional sports, historical and current;
    • Recognition of player likenesses, past and present;
    • Understanding of licensor style guides, uniforms, colors, logos and markings;
    • Basic knowledge of graphic design, photographic principles, and print production;
    • Ability to work under pressure, meeting tight deadlines on multiple projects;
    • Organized and attentive to detail.


    Education & Qualifications


    • Bachelors degree or equivalent in related field preferred.


    Headquartered in New York, NY, The Topps Company is a leading creator and marketer of sports and entertainment products and distinctive confections. Topps’ North America Sports and Entertainment division produces trading cards, sticker album collections, and collectible games related to iconic global brands such as Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Star Wars, English Premiere League, Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and World Wrestling Entertainment. The company has also expanded its portfolio of products to include digital trading cards. Topps Digital Apps produces, develops and operates mobile applications that give you access to an exclusive digital card collection at your fingertips that are sold via the Apple and Google app stores under the brand names BUNT, HUDDLE, KICK, and Star Wars Card Trader. Topps’ confectionery brands, which are marketed under its Bazooka Candy Brands division, include Bazooka bubble gum, Ring Pop, Push Pop, Baby Bottle Pop, and Juicy Drop Pop confectionery items.


    The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, NY. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day.


    For additional information please visit: www.topps.com


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