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Company: Digital First Media
Position:
Breaking News producer
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 20, 2013
Job ID: 1511663

Description:

Digital First Media's Thunderdome operation, a national news hub, is seeking a breaking news Web producer to work on our high-metabolism breaking news team as we work to re-imagine digital breaking news. The producer position requires strong digital and journalism skills, and a love for fast-paced Web news.

We provide a variety of services to our 70-plus daily and numerous non-daily news sites, which include The Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Detroit News, El Paso Times, San Jose Mercury News, Boulder Daily Camera, New Haven Register, St. Paul Pioneer Press, and many others. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing news operation.

 

The ideal candidate should

> Stay on top of breaking news and trending stories

> Excel at searching for news and information online

> Be versatile, efficient and pay attention to detail

> Have experience working in content management systems and a demonstrated ability to learn new systems and tools

> Be experienced in all aspects of Web production, including editing copy, writing headlines and incorporating multimedia elements

> Be able to produce clean, accurate copy with an adaptable voice

> Have editing experience

> Understand and be interested in how a digital audience consumes news

> Have a basic understanding of HTML and AP style

> Pitch and produce compelling, recurring features that help build an audience over time

> Be capable of assisting other sections with producing or reporting as necessary

> Mobile experience is a plus


Requirements & Qualifications

> At least two years of digital journalism experience post-college

> Exceptional grasp of current storytelling and social media tools

> Excellent organizational, verbal and written skills

> Strong and consistent judgment in a breaking news environment, with an eye for detail, a facility with technology and the ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, professional environment.

> Flexibility and willingness to occasionally work odd hours

> Willing to adapt to changes as Thunderdome evolves

> Willing to work a regular night shift


To apply for the breaking news producer position, send a resume, well-written and concise cover letter, references and salary expectations to Julie Westfall, breaking news editor, jwestfall@digitalfirstmedia.com and a copy to Troy Turner, news channels editor, at tturner@digitalfirstmedia.com.

 

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