|Publication or Company
||Web Production Manager
||B2B Publishing, Graphic Design/Art Direction, Internet/Online/New Media, Web Development
||401K/403B, Bonuses, Dental, Health
||We are seeking a Web Production Manager with a flair for the creative and the technical alike, a passion for maximizing the effectiveness of a website and newsletter content and a desire to be part of an innovative, futuristic media property that has turned the notion of online media on its head and is currently a leader in its category: PYMNTS.com.
This role is part of a team that is responsible for one thing: making the PYMNTS.com property the most engaging online media property, worldwide. Being successful in this particular role therefore means being able to think outside of the box about how to bring our content alive in our daily newsletter and on the web property itself so that our readers are motivated to stop, click, and click some more.
A combination of skills is critical for this role. In particular, a thorough understanding of HTML with an enthusiasm for building websites, a keen interest in data journalism and producing info-graphics, an eye for design and layout and an eagerness to apply multi media to our web presence.
We work at a newsroom pace and operationalize our workflow like a news publishing company. Having newsroom experience is hence essential for this role.
The candidate must be confident in working with Content Management Systems and should have worked on Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Photoshop. A basic understanding of video editing with Final Cut Pro would be desirable but not necessary. Attention to detail, the ability to multitask, impeccable organizational skills and a healthy respect for deadlines is vital.
This is an ideal position for someone who likes the challenges and opportunities associated with taking content and making it come alive on a property referred to by many as the “TechCrunch” of payments. And, one more thing, you’re joining an exceptional team that is as high energy and talented as it gets. The person we hire has to comfortably complement this team, be collegial, creative and proactive, and be willing to dig in to get done what needs to get done, every day. Do all that, and this is a stepping-stone to learn, increase responsibility and grow your career.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Site and Content
Formatting content via HTML in a visually appealing manner, building web pages and posting the content to the PYMNTS.com CMS.
Update content on the website and work with the Content and Editorial Teams to ensure that the site is updated using SEO best practices and other publishing requirements.
Organizing two daily newsletters by inserting content, URLS, headers, photos, etc. into Constant Contact and testing to make sure the layout and functionality is correct.
Editing audio and video files for the PYMNTS.com site.
Ability to modify images in Photoshop and have a good eye for design elements; some ad development required.
Coordinate troubleshooting of technical problems and coordinate resolution of technical issues with the development team.
Liaise with Content and Editorial teams to coordinate and implement new site product initiatives including new site campaigns and social media initiatives
Support the production and development of site design applications and visuals
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, new media, advertising or communications from a four-year college or university
3-4 years of experience working in a web management and production capacity in a newsroom or at a highly interactive web property in the publishing business
Practical experience in using social and online marketing/media tools and techniques to drive user engagement
Demonstrated track record of creativity, attention to detail on the content, design/graphics and technical aspects of the site and demonstrable ability to execute client campaigns that inspire, engage and produce results
Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
|About Our Company
||PYMNTS.com is an online media channel that captures user-generated and expert-driven commentary, information, news and analysis on "what's next" in the payments sector, worldwide. A joint venture between Warren Buffett’s Business Wire (a Berkshire Hathaway company) and Market Platform Dynamics, the site provides a compelling interactive platform for the industry to share content related to the latest company and product developments, to tap into the collective commentary and analysis from experts, bloggers and industry pundits, and to interact with industry thought leaders and other influentials on topics of critical importance to the future of the sector. PYMNTS.com is the global one-stop-shop for relevant, interesting, and interactive content on the worldwide payments industry and is the leading online portal in the space.
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience. Benefits for full-time employees include:
Paid health and dental insurance
Paid time off for vacations/holidays
A great culture with continuous learning and opportunities for career advancement.