Digital Director

Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Date PostedJune 13, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Clarion Ledger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning news outlet and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for a talented, results-driven journalist with a passion for digital storytelling to serve as our newsroom leader of digital operations. The person in this senior-level position will play an important role shaping the strategic vision for our digital growth and help our team execute those strategies at the highest level.


The editor in this role will need great news sense and a deep understanding of how we seek out and build the largest audiences possible for our content. The ideal candidate is someone who loves to coach others, sets high standards and has a record of developing strategies for growth and engagement. This person will work with the reporters, producers and other editors to develop strategies for maximizing the impact and delivery of content at optimal times and with platform needs in mind. The director is also a key driver for innovation in digital content and products and will supervise our digital desks and operations. The editor serves as a member of the senior newsroom management team and reports to the executive editor.


Sophisticated knowledge of digital platforms and social media

  • Expert knowledge on analytics and other tools to measure reach and impact.
  • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time and media consumption habits
  • Ability to build coalitions around evolving needs
  • Self-motivation and self-direction
  • Effective communication skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure in a rapidly changing news environment
  • Readiness to apply innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.
  • Command of media law and principles of ethical conduct.
  • Industry knowledge


  • Oversee the programming, production, packaging and promotion of newsroom content across various digital platforms, with an emphasis on mobile platforms.
  • Oversee “real-time” content creation based on trending topics, breaking news and timely, high-utility information.
  • Make daily content decisions based on news judgment, knowledge of platforms and insights from audience metrics.
  • Help newsroom understand how audiences consume content across digital platforms.
  • Work effectively across all divisions (sales, marketing, news) and help set key strategies and direction for the organization.


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The Clarion Ledger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is the largest media site in Mississippi. It provides statewide coverage of politics, culture and sports (covering for colleges and countless high schools) while also focusing on what makes the local communities such exciting places in which to live and work.


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