Web Producer

Sep 07, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
Mr. George Lara
Design, Other
Full Time
Wbez.org is looking for an outstanding Web Producer with excellent news judgment; top-notch writing and multimedia production skills; and a passion for digital media to help make our site the best source for online journalism in Chicago. Were looking for a true team player with a great attitude who wants to be a part of a growing, dynamic team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop rich content through curation and optimization
  • Collaborate with our team of reporters, producers and editors to create stunning, engaging multi-media content for blogs, as news articles, information graphics, editorial projects and social media
  • Provide content support for breaking news Engage audiences across multiple social networks with an eye toward differentiating content depending on platform
  • Shoot and edit photos and videos, curate story related graphics, photo and video galleries and social media
  • Participate in on-air fund-raising and community events as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience/skill Required:

  • Must demonstrate strong web publishing and content curation skills
  • Must have demonstrated writing, editing, and field production skills
  • Must have digital media editing and production skills
  • Must have knowledge of new media techniques and follow advances in technology
  • Demonstrated data driven judgment with promoting and featuring site content based on engagement, social behavior and other traffic metrics
  • Knowledge of Chicago and Illinois issues desired. This position is expected to be well informed in a wide range of areas beyond current events
  • Must have ability to meet deadlines with fast turnaround times, take direction and also exercise solid editorial judgment
  • Graphic design experience a plus

Must have two years of web publishing experience in a broadcast or digital news-room environment. Multimedia news content experience (digital, print, broadcast) is required.

This position requires the ability to work on Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM as part of a weekly schedule.

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience or training or experience.

Please include web links to sites that you've worked on in your cover letter.

No Phone Calls.

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