Digital producer and journalist

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date Posted March 10, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Chattanooga Times Free Press is seeking a digital producer and journalist who will be part of a team of five that manages the newspaper's digital content across a number of platforms to ensure that our vital journalism is available and engaging for our online audiences. 

The job includes social media and website management, producing digital content, writing and adjusting headlines to be SEO-friendly and adding multimedia to stories as well as handling breaking news. 

At the Times Free Press, digital producers are journalists who:

  • are responsible on a daily basis for posting stories and general coverage from our reporters on the website with the idea of being timely and competitive and increasing page views, engagement and the amount of time readers spend on

  • produce and/or post interactive features, maps, graphics, photo galleries, listicle and video.

  • must have an engaging social media voice and be competent in publishing the newspaper's stories across various social media platforms in a way that feels timely and lively and be comfortable engaging with readers online. 

  • work with editors and reporters across all sections of the newsroom to coordinate digital coverage; help formulate ideas for digital-only content; and turn a breaking news story on a tight deadline. 

  • function as the last line of defense in ensuring that our content is accurate and grammatically sound before being posted on our website and on social media channels. 

  • have strong news judgment and are open to learning new things amidst an ever changing digital landscape. 

Video and multimedia skills are a plus. 

The ideal candidate would be able to work a Monday-Friday 12 - 8 p.m. shift. The position is on-site Tuesdays and Wednesdays and remote Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.   

About the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

The Times Free Press is a privately owned mid-sized newspaper that circulates in more than two dozen counties in Tennessee and Georgia. The newsroom produces a daily newspaper, three weekly community newspapers and three magazines.

Chattanooga is a city on the rise. It’s one of the top outdoor destinations in the country with a growing, thriving downtown and has been a magnet for big industry in recent years. The city is within a convenient two-hour drive to Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville and is known for its fast internet speeds, some of the fastest in the world. 

Interested applicants should email their resume with a cover email/letter to: Please place the words “digital producer” in the subject line.

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