Digital Producer - Social

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date PostedMay 03, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time

You’re a journalist with at least two years of post-college experience. You love all things digital, but social media is a special passion for you. You know how to write a headline that will sing on Facebook as well as how to create an eye-catching Instagram story. You get excited about finding new ways to promote content in order to drive traffic, build the IndyStar brand and grow digital subscription sales.

You’ll also help run our homepage, do some copyediting, work with our journalists to shape their stories in social friendly ways and even create your own content. But you’ll own our social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and Snapchat.

You’ll be part of a diverse team of journalists ranging from newsletter specialists to breaking news reporters to SEO masters. Our team is all about urgency – getting the news fast, getting it right and getting it in front of the right people in the right way.

IndyStar is digitally focused, and this job will put you at the heart of our newsroom and in contact with every person in it. 


  • Four-year college degree

  • At least two years post-college work experience in journalism or a related field

  • Deep knowledge of social media platforms

  • Excellent news judgement

  • Strong sense of urgency

  • Knowledge of AP Style

  • Experience writing headlines and choosing photos for digital stories

  • Search engine optimization experience

  • Experience writing in a conversational, digital-friendly style

  • Video and graphic experience a plus

  • Comfort with multitasking

Some nights, weekends and holidays required.

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