The Colorado Sun
|Date Posted||June 21, 2022|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
Colorado Sun Product Producer
Responsibilities: A digital producer will be part of The Colorado Sun’s product team and contribute to daily news coverage while working to develop and improve The Sun’s internal and audience-facing products. The work will include learning to develop, maintain and improve the systems that keep a modern digital newsroom running.
Duties: The producer will work closely with The Sun’s product and audience teams as well as outside vendors on daily duties and projects to build and improve new tools for the newsroom and our audience.
Internal newsroom tool development. Assist in brainstorming, developing and launching new tools and workflows to help our journalists do their jobs with ease and improve our readers’ experience and engagement on our website and newsletters. Experience with Coda.io, Google Workspace, Slack, Zapier and other platforms. Ability to problem solve with our team and vendors when technical problems arise. Help train staff on the digital tools needed to do their jobs effectively.
Reader-facing tool development. Work with staff and vendors to identify, develop and improve the look and performance of our website, newsletters and other engagement tools. Assist in brainstorming, developing and launching new tools for readers to understand their worlds better, e.g. voter guides, data visualizations, maps, etc.
Newsletters: Help construct and write The Sunriser, the daily aggregation of news from The Sun and other Colorado news outlets. Assist in the production, development and delivery of other Sun newsletters.
Social media: Help support The Sun’s work to engage new audiences on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other platforms.
Skills & Qualifications:
Problem-solving mindset. Many of the projects that this producer will be working on involve building or improving tools to solve problems for readers and journalists alike.
Wordpress and Mailchimp (or similar CMS and ESP) experience. Good understanding of how a modern content management system works. Wordpress Gutenberg experience a plus.
Newsroom experience preferred but not required. We’re building the newsroom of the future and seeking digital natives who can identify trends -- or create them -- to expand The Sun’s reach as a local, reliable news source.
Strong news judgment. The ability to maintain journalistic ethics as well as be engaging for readers. Being able to spot news angles and give readers necessary context.
Basic graphic design. The ability to use tools like Canva to design professional-looking graphics to help promote Sun content.
Collaborative mindset. The person who fits this position can work creatively with others as well as develop and pursue projects on their own that help The Sun in its mission.
Salary: $65,000-75,000 + medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k, benefits
References: Please provide current and former newsroom/classroom references
Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Product Producer" in the subject line
The Colorado Sun is a well-capitalized, award-winning, online news organization created and owned by some of the state’s most experienced journalists. It produces agenda-setting local journalism that highlights the people, places and issues that make Colorado a great place to live, work and play.
The Sun is a Public Benefit Corporation and an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all life experiences and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people. All qualified candidates will be considered, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, religion, political affiliation or veteran status.