Web Producer

Washington Examiner, Washington, District of Columbia

Date PostedDecember 21, 2017
IndustriesMagazines / Publishing, Digital Media
SpecialtyPolitics
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The Washington Examiner, a dynamic online and print publication covering politics in Washington, D.C., seeks a full-time web producer for its fast-paced newsroom. The ideal candidate will be an eagle-eyed copy editor with an interest in politics and current events who is technically proficient and understands what makes stories stand out on the Web. The job requires juggling multiple tasks simultaneously.   

 

Responsibilities include:

· Working with reporters and editors to make stories, blog posts, columns and commentary items engaging for readers

· Editing content for style and clarity and catching typos as the web producer is the last line of defense before stories go live

· Adding photos, videos, infographics to online and magazine stories

· Updating the homepage and landing pages

· Placing content within a Content Management System tool and verifying that the content is appearing correctly on the Web page.

· Creating interactives and static graphics to clearly convey data in accompanying articles   

· Occasional writing and reporting


Skills and attributes required:

· Excellent news judgment

· Strong writing, copy editing, line-editing, headline, summary and photo cutline writing, and organizational skills

· Proficient in AP style

· Knowledge of HTML, CSS

· Should have some knowledge of working on Content Management Systems

· Understanding of SEO best practices

· Strong social skills, able to work with writers and editors throughout the operation to present their content in the best way

· Using social media to promote stories and encourage reader interaction   

· Extensive knowledge of Washington politics and current events

· At least two years' experience in a professional newsroom


Some experience with these preferred:

· Using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro; Audacity;

· Creating video and multimedia projects

 

Please submit the following to mkurup@washingtonexaminer.com:

· Resume

· Cover letter

· Three references

· Salary requirements.


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