Assistant Web Producer

Melville, New York (US)
Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Aug 09, 2018
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The assistant web producer helps run the main landing page of our website, mobile site and app, and creates digital content, with a focus on diverse community news stories that serve our Long Island audience. This is a position that requires newsroom experience, strong news judgment and organizational skills.
Responsibilities include:
-Helping program the homepage of, our mobile site and app
-Assisting on breaking news coverage
-Telling stories about Long Islanders through school and community events such as proms, polar plunges, etc.
-Creating series and interactive projects on topics such as diverse communities and LI history
-Working on deadline to create photo galleries and other multimedia extras
-Tracking real-time metrics and using audience data to inform our coverage
-Assigning and supervising the work of interns

Our ideal candidate is:
-Is a good writer and able to use photos, video and social media to help tell stories
-Committed to a high standard of journalism with a keen attention to detail
-Fast, accurate and flexible
-Well-rounded and follows the latest News, Sports, Entertainment and Long Island stories
-Adept at juggling a variety of tasks and is calm under pressure in breaking news situations
-Interested in learning how to use databases to inform stories
-Able to demonstrate strong communication skills with colleagues throughout the newsroom

Experience and qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree and at least one year of newsroom web publishing experience
-Basic HTML, photo editing skills and experience working with video
-Reliable transportation to and from Newsday’s suburban Melville office
-This position requires working one weekend day
-The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc
-Ability to utilize a computer keyboard, computer monitor, and telephone for prolonged periods of time

Perks include:
- Competitive compensation package
- Generous PTO and holidays
- Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
- 401(k)
- Commuter Benefits program

Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace

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