Senior Newspaper Producer

Naples Daily News
Apr 12, 2013
May 12, 2013
Kelly Karakul
Full Time
The Sr. Newspaper Producer produces pages and non-breaking news web posting for Scripps newspapers, niche products or special publications. The production of these pages includes the design, presentation, picture selection, copy editing, and the writing of captions and headlines. The Sr. Newspaper Producer reports to the Art Director.
Key Activities:
Ensuring all product deadlines and quality standards are met.
*Presenting the news clearly and producing pages with an eye to limiting errors and inaccuracies, good headline writing, play of stories, photo/graphic presentation, and consistent deadline performance.
*Responding to concerns or suggestions from editors or their designees about story play, presentation, headlines, etc.
*Implementing the division common styles (written-word and presentation) and guidelines in the most efficient manner possible.
*Posting stories online.
*Assisting in implementation of company goals and objectives for the production center.
*Maintaining employee relations through formal and informal interaction, including feedback and evaluations.
*Adhering to all E. W. Scripps and local company policies, procedures and Code of Ethics.
*Making recommendations regarding both presentation and editorial coverage to improve efficiency and relevancy.
*Implementing efficient workflow.
*Promoting teamwork, communication and participation in daily and special projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Requires a BS/BA in news/media/journalism discipline or equivalent experience. *A minimum of 3 to 4 years daily newspaper editorial experience preferred.
*Must have ability to improve and develop own skills through feedback, personal development and shared best practices.
*Must demonstrate organizational efficiency and effectiveness necessary to contribute to a fast-paced production environment serving multiple customers *Must possess solid news judgment.
*Must possess a clear sense of mission, a design/presentation philosophy and outstanding editing and writing skills to ensure the integrity of all news products.
*Must demonstrate a thorough understanding and operational fluency of in line editing; copy editing, headline writing, picture editing, and publication design (from font management to color theory).
*Must demonstrate a thorough understanding and operational fluency of contemporary newspaper technology (Saxotech experience preferred) and front-end system interaction with wire services, syndicated feeds, online CMS system, etc.
*Must show understanding and knowledge of libel laws as well as state and federal laws regarding open meetings, open records and access to information.
*Must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and be an innovative thinker.
*Must possess strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills necessary to navigate multiple customers and supervisors at multiple locations, both within and outside the newsrooms.
*Must exhibit high standards of accuracy and fairness.