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DIGITAL NEWS CONTENT PRODUCER

Posted on 02/23/22 6:44 by Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications
salary - Hourly
location Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
time Full Time
applications 0 Applications

Status: Exempt

Department: News

Reports To: VP, News

JOB SUMMARY

WLVR, the NPR News/Talk station in Pennsylvania's beautiful Lehigh Valley, is seeking a digital news content producer to join its growing newsroom. The digital news content producer will work with reporters on the WLVR staff to edit, write and produce content in our new content management system and website. This job takes the lead on audience engagement and distributes content across social media and on our digital platforms. The digital news content producer must be versatile and steady under deadline pressure. The candidate will have strong social media skills and be capable of using those platforms as an extension of their work. Must be able to work independently and as a team. Experience with the Grove content management system is a plus.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce, edit and publish news stories for the web
  • Manage and maintain the WLVR News website and homepage.
  • Respond to breaking news and work with staffers in the field to deliver content across digital platforms.
  • Create and produce a daily newsletter
  • Identify top stories and trending stories and maximize them for our digital audience.
  • Aggregate and optimize content from NPR, PBS, our wire services, and social media.
  • Participate in daily news meetings and work with reporters and editors to schedule posts
  • Identify best practices and train new hires on the CMS.
  • Contribute to news projects and planning.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO QUALIFY FOR THE POSITION

  • At least three years of digital journalism experience, preferably in a collaborative environment, with a track record of developing/producing content for multiple platforms.
  • A positive, creative, and forward-looking perspective.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytic, and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of content and distribution that connect with diverse audiences.
  • Strong skills in social media best practices and ability to optimize content using Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.
  • A strong understanding of managing news and making decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Application of high journalistic standards and news judgment.
  • A desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment

MINIMUM DEGREE/TRAINING REQUIRED TO PERFORM POSITION'S RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism/communications preferred or equivalent experience.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Occasional need to post breaking news outside of work hours with short notice.

COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN THE POSITION

  • Composure
  • Creativity
  • Storytelling
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Analysis
  • Organization and Planning
  • News Judgement
  • Quality

PBS39/WLVR 91.3 is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://pbs39and913wlvr.isolvedhire.com/jobs/529292-191949.html

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