Full Time Job

News Content Producer, Central News Team

Audacy

Philadelphia, PA 05-21-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview

Audacy 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. The News Writer/Editor be part of a breaking news team responsible for developing, writing and producing digital news content for distribution across a network of news brands.

Responsibilities

What You'll Do:
• Develop story ideas, report, research and write articles
• Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, AP, etc.)
• 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 mobile web, 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)
• Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions
• Work with our local newsrooms to identify best original reporting and audio content to share and syndicate across our network of news brands

Qualifications

About you:
• Bachelor's degree
• 2-3 years of experience producing, editing, and distributing digital news content
• Outstanding news judgment, ability to work under deadline pressure and strong writing and reporting skills
• 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

Desired Characteristics:
• Passion for 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
• Flexibility with schedule (AM/PM shifts, weekends, holidays)

Sharpen Those Pencils!
• Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and may be asked to take an edit test.

Responsibilities:

What You'll Do:
- Develop story ideas, report, research and write articles
- Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, AP, etc.)
- 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 mobile web, 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)
- Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions
- Work with our local newsrooms to identify best original reporting and audio content to share and syndicate across our network of news brands

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5kn27-3-215-79-116-42 in your application.

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