New England News Collaborative (NENC) Digital and Multimedia Editor

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc, New England

Our MISSION: to Inform, Educate and Inspire CT

Salary: Competitive with benefits

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Full-Time

Welcome to your new opportunity! This is an amazing position for an energetic, self-starting, self-motivated, and mission-driven individual who wants to be an integral part of a growing public media collaboration. The New England News Collaborative (NENC) is a 9-station consortium of public media newsrooms reporting stories that are shared and broadcast across New England. Our multimedia coverage delves into climate change and clean energy; racial inequality and immigration; and, over the last couple of years, the impacts of the pandemic on people, businesses and schools in the region.

General Summary

The Digital and Multimedia Editor is tasked with elevating some of the best regional stories in public media. To accomplish this our editor will help inform and reach a wider audience on our digital platforms. The editor will pitch and create original stories designed for a digital audience; driving the NENC’s online engagement and curating the best local journalism from the collaborative while amplifying it onto social and digital platforms. The editor is an active partner and ally in the NENC’s diversity and inclusion efforts to strengthen storytelling and journalism and will take a creative lead to develop and maintain both new and ongoing multimedia properties.

Essential Functions

The NENC Digital and Multimedia Editor provides a wide range of services. Applicants must have the ability to complete the following essential functions:

  • Collaborates with NENC partners on emerging platforms and social media best practices; regional analytics; and cross-promoting digital content.
  • Collaborates with senior editors to develop and carry out strategies for engaging communities and audiences in New England and beyond.
  • Collaborates with staff from across the Content team in the development of ideas and projects that respond to evolving audience needs and ways of engaging with NENC content.
  • Conceptualizes, pitches, and creates compelling digital content with videos, photos and other multimedia elements to engage and inform audiences.
  • Manages the NENC website and NENC-branded social media accounts to ensure freshest and most compelling content is featured based on news value, analytics, and coordination with editors.
  • Monitors editors and post-production processes in order to ensure accurate completion of all creative details.
  • Monitors NENC social media accounts for performance on each platform, working closely with Connecticut Public’s Digital Services Bureau (DSB) and Content Team to analyze metrics to understand and better serve new and emerging audiences.
  • Under supervision of the Senior Editor | NENC, plans, edits, produces, and shares editorial content for the Company’s digital platforms.
  • Uses compelling news judgment and accuracy in all aspects of work.
  • Works with digital teams at NENC partner stations to execute social media plans on regional coverage areas, NENC content and events.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This position has many responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists in managing relationships with digital teams at partner organizations.
  • Assists in NENC initiatives to diversify voices, perspectives and experiences in coverage and within our regional newsrooms, including those historically underrepresented in mainstream media.
  • Assists in NENC story-tracking and impact tracking initiatives by using web metrics and other digital tools to measure NENC’s collective reach.
  • Assists in the management of creative assets and helps to ensure efficient workflows.
  • Assists in writing copy for newsletters.
  • Follows through on the distribution of content to CT Public’s platforms; works with Digital Audience Analytics to monitor audience response and engagement.
  • Helps to reflect and maintain NENC branding standards, appropriate underwriter credit, and member messaging standards for the NENC and third-party digital platforms.
  • Is accountable for the effective management of all aspects of program/project on their slate.
  • Researches and stays informed about current digital media trends, technologies, and best practices.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Professional Journalistic storytelling and ethics.

Skill In:

  • Aspects of production including pre-production, production and post-production.
  • Digital video production in an agency or newsroom setting.
  • Handing large number of multiple steps in complex system performed with accuracy and speed.
  • Managing a slate of multiple digital projects simultaneously.
  • Managing within a high-pressured, fast-paced environment with significant personal disruption.
  • Project management, high organizational skills and understanding of various storytelling formats.
  • Talent and sophistication as a storyteller, clearly conveying ideas to multiple stakeholders and teammates.
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading across multiple story types.

Ability to:

  • Adhere to the New England News Collaborative’s editorial guidelines and journalism ethics.
  • Carry out complex tasks with concrete and abstract variables.
  • Communicate routinely with colleagues, vendors, and stakeholders on issues of substance related to project.
  • Continuously improve systems and processes.
  • Demonstrate attention-to-detail and follow-through on multi-component procedures and tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Ensure vision, mission of the NENC is upheld in all projects undertaken and in all works produced.
  • Manage projects and priorities under tight and dynamic timeframes & deadlines.
  • Organize multiple, simultaneous tasks and workflows.
  • Possess a visceral distaste of office gossip and politics.
  • Take ownership of projects and production related decisions.
  • Utilize complex computer programs and understand functionality.

Work Environment

This position has the option of being fully remote and working anywhere within New England region. We expect this position to visit New England regional sites, fairly regularly.. This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Travel within the state, to our geographically-separated offices, and to the NENC collaborative regions as needed..

Position Type / Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, salary exempt position. Duties are routinely performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; however, evening and weekend support will be necessary. Regional travel may be required.

Physical Demands

The physical activities of this position may include frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to remain at a desk/computer workstation for prolonged periods, speak clearly so others can understand, see details of objects that are between a few feet and more than a few feet away, focus on one sound an ignore others, use fingers to grasp move or assemble small objects. High stress environment with deadline pressures. Additionally, the employee must have the ability to concentrate for extended periods with frequent interruption, understand, and relate, to the concepts behind specific ideas. The typical physical requirements are: Climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion. These physical demands, with or without reasonable accommodations, are required to perform the essential functions of this job.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, English, Media, or similar field AND a minimum of five (5) years of direct and sustained professional AND/OR any equivalent combination of education, training, and direct experience.

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc

Connecticut Public is Connecticut’s only state-wide, community-supported public media service. We are a member station of national public media services PBS and NPR, and parent company for three television stations: Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); CPTV Spirit; and PBS Kids 24/7; and Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR). We serve one million people each month through our television, radio and digital platforms.

Our MISSION: to Inform, Educate and Inspire CT

We will inform, educate and inspire the people of Connecticut, connecting and empowering them through outstanding journalism, storytelling, education and experiences, to make our state a more extraordinary place to live, work and play.

Our VISION: Connecting our CT Communities

To be an essential source for truth and ideas that connects the citizens of Connecticut to their communities and to the world.

WHO Connecticut Public SERVES

As public media we have a responsibility to serve everyone, to welcome everyone. In our storytelling; through our local CT news, regional New England news, and national news services; within our television and radio programming content; through our outreach programs and partnerships across Connecticut; our goal is to ensure that our communities see themselves reflected and represented in Connecticut Public’s public media services.

WHAT WE DO: Local CT News, Shows, Podcasts and More

In addition to delivering highly trusted PBS and NPR programming, Connecticut Public also produces award-winning local news, public affairs and entertainment programming that covers the issues and ideas most relevant to the residents of Connecticut, and beyond. Original productions include television documentaries, public affairs programs and arts-and-culture series. Our local radio talk shows/podcasts include Where We Live hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil, The Colin McEnroe Show, Disrupted with Khalilah Brown-Dean, Audaciouswith Chion Wolf, and Seasoned with hosts Chef Plum and Marysol Castro. Connecticut Public television has produced and presented several national public TV programs for PBS. Our national shows have included Infinity Hall Live, The Kate, Living with Parkinsons, 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel, and FAKE: Searching for Truth in the Age of Misinformation.

Our multiple media platforms include over-the-air, cable TV and live-streaming television, over-the-air and digital live streaming radio, podcasts, websites, social media, mobile apps, email newsletters, and the Passport video-on-demand service with an extensive PBS library of programs for members. A print edition of our monthly schedule and guide, What’s ON!, appears in each edition of Connecticut Magazine. Through special events, both online and in-person, we engage audiences of wide-ranging ages, origins and interests.

Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. is also the sole owner of the for-profit MediaVision Creative agency located in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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