Newsradio 1080 KRLD is launching an exciting transformation of its digital news operation and is 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 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.
• Lead digital content team and direct and supervise their work • Work with other managers to recruit, select, hire, orient, and train digital content team members • Set goals and deadlines, organize work flows and schedules, and assign work to members of the digital content team• Implement productivity standards, monitor team productivity, and appraise team performance • Work with other managers to provide constructive feedback and coaching, counseling, and discipline to members of digital content team• Take lead on developing and executing a digital content strategy that grows a large loyal audience• Act as a liaison between the digital content team and other members of the broadcast newsroom• Oversee social media strategy; manage posts and feeds on all platforms• Develop story ideas, series, and special projects that complement broadcast news coverage• Oversee daily news coverage, assign, review, and edit articles• Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters• Review and approve podcasts and other specialty multimedia content• Collaborate with broadcast staff to adapt and tailor stories and other content for digital • Ensure all daily content is optimized for SEO• Use real-time metrics in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions• Work with marketing, audience development, and sales to identify opportunities to expand distribution and revenue potential of digital content• Develop and maintain editorial calendar and schedule • Develop clear goals and KPIs around scale, engagement and TLH that hold team accountable for progress
• Bachelor's degree• 5+ years of experience producing, editing, and distributing digital news and digital audio content• Outstanding news judgment and ability to work under deadline pressure• Strong editing, writing, reporting and story development skills • A knack for transforming a piece of audio into a compelling digital article • Experience managing, coaching and mentoring junior producers/writers• Ability to refine and optimize podcasts and audio content for digital distribution• Significant experience with content management/online publishing systems • Command of best practices on all social media platforms• Excellent communication and presentation skills • A valid driver's license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant's own vehicle, proof of insurance, is required.
Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and may be asked to take an edit test.Desired Characteristics:
• Passion for local news, podcasts, and digital media• Experience and demonstrated ability working with broadcast or other legacy media• Ability to evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas• Willingness to experiment and innovate• Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic• Excellent interpersonal skills• Experience with Adobe Audition, or similar audio editing program
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.
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyx4nm-3-230-144-31-42 in your application.