Meredith, Phoenix, AZ
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I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Content Producer (CP) assists with the daily flow of news to the newsroom for appropriate coverage both on-air and on the station's digital platforms including OTT and podcasting. This position works to ensure digital content is up-to-the minute, attention grabbing, informative, accurate, impactful and relevant to a variety of users
The CP gathers meaningful news information from various sources. They also generate story ideas, discern credible news tips, manage and assist news crews and handle technical logistics.
The CP is also responsible for creating content that is aligned with and enhances the station brand. The CP is also responsible for writing, editing and publishing content on multiple digital platforms, including mobile and online and social networks.
The CP may also be responsible for the production of podcasts, acting as producer, sound engineer and project manager. The CP may be tasked with managing the recording studio, determining the story for each podcast, interviewing sources, and managing talent.
This person should have solid news judgment, a sound grasp of online journalism, a knack for storytelling and a sense of urgency for breaking news.
This is a high-pressure, deadline-focused position, which requires a self-starter, who is flexible and has the ability to multitask.
Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Answering phones, discerning news tips, gathering information and dispensing that information to the newsroom. Performs work for all media platforms and initiatives, including: on-air, web, digital and social media.
Posting content, including stories, videos and pictures, to the station's digital platforms, while complying with digital publishing standards, including AP Style guidelines and in-house style guidelines. Edits video as needed for multiple platforms.
Monitors news sources including station emails, scanners and social media to ensure news is being appropriately covered. Assign and manage field crews during breaking news.
Produce and manage podcasts, acting as producer, sound engineer and project manager. The CP also may interview sources and help craft the storytelling for a given podcast.
Interacts with internal and external peers and/or manager to exchange information related to assigned tasks.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
At least two years working in a major market newsroom. Experience using a content management system (CMS).
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong editorial skills and working knowledge of AP Style. Knowledge of content management systems (CMSs), HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Avid and iNews are preferred.
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We are Meredith Corporation, a publicly held media and marketing services company founded upon serving our customers and committed to building value for our shareholders. Through our national and local media groups, we are on the pulse of pop culture, entertainment, food, fashion and lifestyle, news, business and finance, and sports. From that, we have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of national and local advertisers, and extend our brand franchises and expertise to related markets. Our products and services distinguish themselves on the basis of quality, customer service, and value that can be trusted.
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