Special Projects Producer

Jun 06, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Mr. Doug Fruehling
Full Time
If you love news and you love people, this is the job for you. If you like to plan and then plan some more, this job is for you. If you come up with new ideas in your sleep, this job is for you. Like many news organizations, the Business Journal is producing more and more events. It’s one of the many ways we connect readers in the Washington business community. We are looking for a creative person who knows a good story when you hear one to oversee all editorial components of our events. You will ensure the quality, integrity and accuracy of all content for about 10 annual signature events, which include Best Places to Work, Women Who Mean Business and Fastest Growing Companies. Please beware: This is not an event production position or a marketing position. The successful candidate will be a member of the editorial department reporting to the Editor-in-Chief. You will oversee our event content on several platforms, including print, digital and multimedia. You must know the established and up-and-coming players in Washington business. You must be highly creative. You must be detail-oriented and disciplined and able to work in a fast-paced environment, as you often will be working on two or three projects at once. You must be available for evening events. Meticulous attention to grammar and AP style is a must, as you will also serve as a proofreader for our weekly and daily content.

Duties include:
• Oversee all news content related to events
• Work with event coordinator to come up with deadline schedule for events
• Help events coordinator maintain nomination forms
• Help Audience Development drive nominations; conduct own outreach to get the right people nominated in all events
• Help choose judges for awards-based events
• Attend and oversee judges’ meetings, providing a voice for editorial in meetings (publisher and other editors may attend as well); all winners must meet editorial standards and are the final choice of the Washington Business Journal
• Once winners are selected, ensure that all names and companies are vetted to ensure they meet eligibility for age, categories, size, etc.; check names for spelling and style; distribute master list of winners to other departments
• Plan and conceive editorial and event products (print section, online content, videos, scripts and overall presentation for events) and theme
• Work with video team to arrange editorial and event video appropriate subjects for event video as per our collective vision
• Produce content or make assignments to staff or freelancers
• Edit content for special sections and submit to creative services by deadline
• Coordinate and assign all photos for special section
• Work with digital producer to upload all content (stories, video, etc.) to website and compile as special sponsored sections
• Know and apply AP and WBJ style
• Proof print and web stories for style, grammar, clarity and typos as needed

Please email cover letter and resume to Editor-in-Chief Douglas Fruehling at dfruehling@bizjournals.com.