Web Producer

Location
Chicago
Posted
Sep 07, 2012
Closes
Oct 07, 2012
Contact
Mr. George Lara
Category
Design, Other
Duration
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


Qualifications:
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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