ESPN hired Jason Whitlock last August, and days later he told Bill Simmons that he was going to be doing “the black Grantland” for the ESPN.com. Nearly 10 months later, and Whitlock’s site still remains a mystery.
Could the delay be because … the site still doesn’t have an Executive Editor yet? According to the ESPN Careers site, the position remains open. If you have “10-15 years of editorial and reporting experience,” then this job is for you. Among the responsibilities listed:
Assuming the hiring of the Executive Editor takes another month, and then building a staff takes another two months, could the site be up and running by September? For the seven of you keeping track at home, Nate Silver was hired by ESPN in July 2013 and the site – with a robust staff – debuted in March of 2014.
Whitlock didn’t return an email seeking comment.
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