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