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 Things To Do Content Producer Job
Publication or Company The New York Times
Job Title Things To Do Content Producer Job
Industry Internet/Online/New Media, Newspapers
Salary Negotiable
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Boston, MA
Job Requirements The Boston Globe's Boston.com - among the top regional news, entertainment and sports websites in the country - is seeking an innovative producer who can join our team of digital journalists. Become part of New England’s most creative team of online professionals who serve the readers of Greater Boston as you develop our award-winning Things to Do section. You will also work closely with members of the Arts & Entertainment staff, covering entertainment news and pop culture as needed.


This position requires someone with solid writing and reporting skills, experience with digital curation and content creation, and a background of developing creative and compelling online features. The ideal candidate will also be technically savvy, can work well in teams, and keep up with the latest events and things to do in Greater Boston.

- Build content and produce Boston.com’s Things to Do section and contribute to Boston.com’s A&E section.
- Curate and create content to make the section a one-stop, must-read source for information about upcoming events in the Boston area.
- Ideal candidate should know the local entertainment scene, including a strong knowledge of the dining and nightlife options within Greater Boston
- Contribute to our events blog, as well as several A&E blogs. The producer will also create original content, including slide shows, polls, user-generated callouts, live chats, etc.
- Create engaging features, making the section a gathering place for readers seeking information about things to do in Greater Boston.
- Knowledgeable of the Boston-area arts scene and other events; Follows pop culture and entertainment news.
- Participate collaboratively with Globe print editors and counterparts to develop features and special projects.
- Communicate with news staff to pitch stories and features for homepage promotion.
- Brainstorm and execute video, audio, and other multimedia projects to enhance the experience within the section.
- Participate in radio and television segments to inform readers and promote the section.
- Know and adhere to newsroom’s ethics policy.
- Collaborate with developers, graphics, and design to develop new content and treatments.
- Monitor competitors and other sources to ensure that readers get timely news and information.
- Post and interact with readers using Boston.com social media. Ideal candidate will be well-versed in best strategies of engagement using social media.
- Set up, promote, and host chats with various experts and newsmakers.
- Create special sections or content as assigned and work collaboratively with stakeholders.
- Send news alerts through various Boston.com channels, including e-mail, SMS, push alerts, etc.
- Cover live events, occasionally at night or on weekends.
- Other duties as assigned.

- Bachelor’s degree.
- Three to five years journalism experience, with at least two years in digital media.
- Solid writing and reporting skills for a digital publication.
- Knowledge of Photoshop, Web content management systems, and other digital technologies.
- Basic HTML
- Working knowledge of SEO strategies and techniques

Additional desirable, but not required, qualifications
- Ability to shoot, edit, and post video on the Web.
- Basic Web programming skills.
- Experience with photography
- Experience with one or more of the following software: Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Stormpost, Omniture, Eidos Methode CMS, JavaScript, advanced HTML, and Caspio Software.

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ABOUT BOSTON.COM, THE BOSTON GLOBE, AND BOSTONGLOBE.COM: The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, and Boston.com are the dominant news sources in New England. The Globe, founded in 1872, has a daily circulation of 232,000 copies and has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes. BostonGlobe.com, launched in October, was named the Best Daily Newspaper Website in the country. Boston.com is among the most visited newspaper website in the country, with nearly 200 million page views and 5 million unique users each month. Since its inception in 1995, it has won many awards for its journalism, including the Jesse Laventhol Prize for online storytelling from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, EPpys, and NewEngland Emmys for video production.

The Boston Globe is wholly owned by the New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, that includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Actual pay will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package. Boston.com values the contribution of all its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan plus bonus potential and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), and more. This position is covered by a union collective bargaining agreement. At Boston Globe Media, we embrace diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants may apply through Times Talent here: [Enter URL]. Please include the following a detailed resume that includes e-mail and phone contact information, links to writing samples and online content that you produced, a cover letter, and salary history.
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