Full Time Job

Digital Content Producer

Audacy

Southfield, MI 09-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview

Detroit's top all-news station, WWJ, is launching an exciting transformation of the digital news operations and are seeking talented digital journalists with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills, as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling. This team will work to grow our audience across all platforms, from the mobile web to social media to smart speakers. This is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal listening audience over many years and now seeks to extend its reach by creating and distributing an array of new digital content.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
• Develop story ideas, report, research and write articles
• Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, social media, AP, internal communications, broadcast etc.)
• Collaborate with broadcast staff to advance and tailor stories and other content for digital
• Publish articles, audio stories, podcasts and short videos on all digital platforms
• Write and edit headlines and text to position content for maximum engagement on the website, apps, and social media
• Ensure all articles comply with AP style and are SEO-friendly
• Ensure stories have appropriate elements (photo, audio, video, social embeds)
• Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters
• Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions

Qualifications

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree
• 2-3 years journalism experience
• Outstanding news judgment, and strong reporting, writing and editing skills
• • Ability to work under deadline pressure independently or in a team environment
• Experience with content management/online publishing systems
• Ability to edit other writers' work for clarity and accuracy
• Command of best practices on all social media platforms
• Understands web and social analytics and how to interpret data
• Thorough knowledge of the political and cultural landscapes of New York City and its surrounding areas
• Availability on weekends, holidays and evenings will be required for some positions

Desired Characteristics:
• Passion for local news, podcasts, and digital media
• Ability to evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under deadline pressure
• Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Willingness to experiment and innovate
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Audition, or other comparable photo and audio editing software

Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and will be asked to take an edit test.

Vaccination Requirements

To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you are not vaccinated, or partially vaccinated currently, but willing to become fully vaccinated, we invite you to still apply.

Audacy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we recognize that some individuals may have a sincerely held religious belief as it pertains to the practice of immunization or a medical disability which may prevent them from becoming vaccinated. Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a sincere religious belief or medical disability may request an accommodation. We request that you refrain from discussing religious beliefs or medical conditions during the interview process. If you believe you need an accommodation, you will have an opportunity to submit your request during the interview process. All requests for accommodation will remain confidential and reviewed by selected individuals within the HR department. We cannot guarantee that all requests for accommodation will be granted. Please refer to our EEO policy and statement below.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:
- Develop story ideas, report, research and write articles
- Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, social media, AP, internal communications, broadcast etc.)
- Collaborate with broadcast staff to advance and tailor stories and other content for digital
- Publish articles, audio stories, podcasts and short videos on all digital platforms
- Write and edit headlines and text to position content for maximum engagement on the website, apps, and social media
- Ensure all articles comply with AP style and are SEO-friendly
- Ensure stories have appropriate elements (photo, audio, video, social embeds)
- Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters
- Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r0n05e-3-236-55-22-42 in your application.