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Company: WPTV Newschannel 5
Sr. Producer, Digital Content
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 30, 2013
Job ID: 1479795


WPTV has an immediate opening for a Sr. Producer, Digital Content to join our team.  We are looking for energetic, upbeat, creative people who have strong technical and journalism skills.  Our employees are aggressive, inquisitive and strive every day to beat the competition across the multi-platform digital space. 

The content producer oversees all content on local news and information Web sites.

•Work with news staff to plan, structure, report and write news and information content for Web sites and other new media platforms.

•Produce the sites’ content to optimize the user experience by being attentive to live web metrics and UE best practices.

•Enhance the news content with outside links, maps, slideshows.

•Coordination of news editorial and technical staff to facilitate the migration of multi-media content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics.

•Assist in online coverage of major news events, breaking news and severe weather to ensure high quality consistent community coverage online.

•Build out special sections and site features to enhance coverage and increase user engagement.

-Apply SEO best practices to every piece of content.

-Update and interact with fans/followers on social media.

•Shoot, write and edit content to enhance online coverage for all platforms.

•Assist in the management of user-generated content on the sites.

•Responsible for content generation for sites as directed by the Director of New Media.

•Work with other departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and station initiatives that require content integration.

 •Perform other duties as needed and directed by the Director of New Media.

At least 1 year experience producing, managing and showcasing online content preferred.

Candidate must demonstrate good journalism and writing skills (including AP Style) as well as an understanding of current events. Must understand basic journalism legal principles Must be able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work under pressure.  Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred. Working knowledge of online content-management systems required. Working knowledge of web-design tools, such as HTML, Flash, ASP.Net, DreamWeaver, JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, and FTP programs required


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