Full Time Job

Sr. Digital Media Producer


Needham, MA 08-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
NBC Universal is looking for a motivated, hard-working Senior Digital Media Producer to help craft and implement digital strategy, lead breaking news coverage, manage social media presence and strategy and edit stories and videos for NBC10Boston.com and NECN.com. The producer must have excellent editing, writing and organizational skills as well as experience in telling stories through videos, photos and multimedia packages. This editor must actively and consistently communicate as news develops, collaborating with our broadcast producers on thorough, up-to-the-minute coverage on all platforms. We also seek a producer who is comfortable using social media for reporting and disseminating information to engage the community and grow audience and loyalty. The right candidate will be attuned to the latest trends in journalism and emerging platforms for reporting the news.

• Work closely with the Director of Integrated Media, Managing Editor and senior news managers as well as reporters, anchors and producers to report, write and edit news stories, photos and videos on NBC Universal's Boston websites, broadcasts, social media, YouTube, OTT and other platforms
• Help manage a team of digital journalists working on 24-7 deadlines to update stories around the clock and on weekends
• Execute all publishing workflows for video, images and text, including publishing to social media platforms
• Enforce editorial style guides, standards and practices
• Participate in efforts to meet daily benchmarks for the volume and frequency of local content publication
• Use superior news judgment and solid breaking news writing and editing skills in order to manage multiple breaking news stories at once
• Use social media as a promotional tool as well as a news-gathering tool and a listening post for breaking news and emerging trends
• Move stories across platforms, developing web stories for the broadcast and broadcast stories for the web
• Track Omniture, Chartbeat and other real-time traffic metrics to grow audience and identify stories
• Help train news staff on digital tools and skills

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum 3 years' experience in news gathering, news production, news writing, and/or digital news platform production
• Experience as an editor, writer or producer at a major news organization that creates content under tight deadlines
• Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism or related field or equivalent work experience required
• Must be quick to react to breaking news, updating the news as stories evolve and writing intros and leads to video content online
• Ability to work on a team and across all departments and locations, ensuring digital formats that are 100% accurate without typos or errors
• Experience working with content management systems
• Must have a sophisticated understanding of social media platforms and strategy
• Must possess excellent interpersonal communications skills and a can-do mentality as unexpected challenges arise
• Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment
Must be able to work evenings, weekends and extended days when demanded by breaking news or other editorial responsibilities
• Ability to generate new ideas for content and contribute to discussions of overall department strategy

Additional Job Requirements
• Must be willing to work in Needham, Massachusetts
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license
• Must be able to work weekends, long hours, holidays and/or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications
• Experience working in the Boston area with a deep institutional knowledge of the local coverage area
• Strong desire to deliver news as it develops on all platforms
• Multimedia experience (video and photos)
• A sense of urgency and desire to learn emerging technologies
• Strong journalistic skills
• Significant experience in the news environment
Ability to write, edit and produce under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility
• Experience editing content on a desktop editing system
• Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus
• Team player mentality

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d558ee-3-238-132-225-42 in your application.