Audience engagement producer

Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas

Date PostedNovember 28, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://Chron.com
Description:

The Houston Chronicle is looking for a talented digital producer to help grow one of the largest news sites in the country. 

If you're a creative digital native who's great at web metrics and intuitively understand what readers are interested in, we'd love to work with you.

We're looking for a team player who can confidently handle every aspect of online journalism, from talking to readers over social media to smartly aggregating news that's caught the attention of the state. You'll join a team of like-minded journalists working hard to tell the story of the largest city in Texas.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Responsible for updating the web sites and helping to report news -- everything from quick-hit local stories to enterprise reports -- for Chron.com, HoustonChronicle.com and its network of websites and media platforms with the goal of increasing user interactivity, subscriptions, and traffic, particularly among local readers.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tell interesting stories that are packaged and promoted in a way that resonates with readers.
  • Monitor all forms of media (print, TV, digital, blogs and social) and be the first to report stories and always on the hunt for exclusive and or trending content that will grow our audience.
  • Excellent at writing headlines.
  • Understand different ways to tell a story, particularly visually.
  • Evaluate website traffic trends in an effort to make decisions on both daily content and longer term content development that will grow local traffic.
  • Promote and distribute news content on social media.
  • Build positive working relationships with newsroom staff and management, work collaboratively on enterprise content, and creating opportunities to market web content in print.

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2 years experience in digital media and journalism.
  • Understands web metrics and analytics tools to measure audience behavior.
  • Clever headline writer that gets readers to click.
  • Organized, technical problem solver and quick decision maker.
  • Capable of researching, interviewing and writing original news articles.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and AP Style.
  • Enjoys working in teams and has excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ease with/ability to learn new technology independently and quickly.
  • Comfortable adapting to changes in evolving industry and thrives under pressure.
  • Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends). 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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