Web Producer - NECN

Posted: 1/8/2020

Location: Needham, Massachusetts
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, News & Journalism
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

The Web Producer plays a major role in the day-to-day execution of NBC10 Boston and NECN’s online news strategy, working with other local web staff to ensure the offering is consistently up-to-the-minute, differentiated, impactful and relevant to local users. The role combines attention to detail, rapid response, editorial judgment and flair, and consistent day-to-day execution and project-management responsibilities within a 24/7 newsgathering operation.

  • Gather, edit, package and publish local news content – focusing on (but not limited to) News, Weather and Traffic – on the NBC10 Boston and NECN websites, our mobile apps and social media platforms.
  • Write text articles, publish video clips from our shows and edit image galleries according to the local editorial “voice”
  • Program key related index pages for editorial impact, audience appeal and timeliness
  • Gather and package relevant content around key stories from a range of external sources, feeds and content types
  • Execute all publishing workflows for video, images and text, including publishing to social media platforms
  • Enforce editorial style guides, standards and practices
  • Use social media tools to monitor and report news, find sources and leads for stories.
  • Monitor mainstream and social media for story ideas and competitive intelligence.
  • Identify buzz-worthy stories of the day and engage your local audience across multiple platforms
  • Ensure that NBC10 Boston and NECN’s social media accounts are engaging and timely sources of breaking news, and, where appropriate, source individual journalists from the station.
  • Write for NBC10 Boston and NECN where appropriate
  • Work closely with Marketing and Promotions on various promotions and initiatives
  • Coordinate with promotions, marketing, and on-air to leverage promotional assets driving audience to social channels
  • Live-blogging and livestreaming of of events and breaking news
  • Update, monitor, and respond as the voice of NBC10 Boston and NECN social channels

  • Bachelors’ degree
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in print, online or television news in a medium to large sized market
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style writing and guidelines

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through the www.nbcunicareers.com site
  • Must be willing to work in Needham, MA
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must have ability to work any of a 24x7 shift

  • Bachelors’ degree in communication, journalism or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in print, online or television news in a medium to large sized market.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Proficient in Social Media platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Proficient with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere
  • Experience shooting and editing video content
  • Experience with WordPress, Dalet, Volicon, Social Flow, Slack, CrowdTangle, Chartbeat, Domo, Selenioflex systems a plus
  • Excellent news instincts with the ability to react decisively to breaking news; combined with the ability to write succinctly and with flair
  • Flexible, with a willingness to undertake shift work associated with working for a 24/7 news operation.
  • Experience working with social media, marketing products using social networking sites or creating content that lives on such sites
  • Experience of working in content management systems required
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and stories simultaneously in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to react to breaking news, updating the news as stories evolve and writing intros and leads to video online content
  • Ability to work in a team and across all departments and locations, ensuring a smooth running web site that is 100% accurate without typos or errors

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