Digital Producer/Spanish Content

Yakima Herald-Republic

Yakima, Washington

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Date Posted October 08, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $40,000 to $45,000
Website https://www.elsoldeyakima.com/

Description:

Yakima is a city of about 95,000 people in Central Washington. Altogether, about 250,000 people live in Yakima County, and slightly more than half of them are Hispanic.

To reach the entire community with our news coverage, we need a digital content producer for El Sol de Yakima.

(El Sol de Yakima is part of the Yakima Herald-Republic newsroom. It publishes a Spanish website and weekly newspaper.)

You'll be resonsible for curating El Sol de Yakima’s digital products, with guidance from the digital news director. You’ll also help us expand Spanish-language news coverage at our sister newspaper, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Curate elsoldeyakima.com.
  2. Assist with the creation of a Spanish-language page for union-bulletin.com.
  3. Optimize articles for the web by writing engaging web headlines in Spanish, adding links to articles with relevant anchor text, and adding summary text for SEO.
  4. Oversee El Sol de Yakima’s Facebook and Instagram accounts and help expand our reach on other platforms, as needed.
  5. Curate a Whatsapp newsletter that attracts and exposes our work to digital audiences.
  6. Encourage a multimedia approach to our coverage with video, local art, infographics, audio and more.
  7. Coordinate with Yakima Herald-Republic team in breaking news situations to get coverage up online in Spanish.

Requirements

Central Washington is dominated by vineyards, hop fields, wineries, brewpubs and eateries. If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll love it here – we’re close to the Cascade Mountains, rivers, lakes, trails and forests. Appreciate the big city? Seattle and Portland are just a few hours away.

We’re part of the Seattle Times Co., a family-owned company committed to journalistic excellence. The Blethen family believes that decisions about the Yakima Herald-Republic and El Sol de Yakima are best made by the people who live and work here.

The company values diversity in the workplace as well as in our news coverage. The Yakima Herald-Republic is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and links to managing editor Greg Halling at ghalling@yakimaherald.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.