POSTING DATE: March 07, 2018
JOB TITLE: Executive Producer Digital Content
COMPANY: KOB, News/Weather/Sports
SCHEDULE: As Scheduled.
STATUS: Full Time, Salaried
-Minimum of 3 years of experience leading a news digital department. Must demonstrate good journalism and writing skills (including AP style) as well as an understanding of current events
-Must understand basic journalism legal principles
-Must be able to multitask, meet deadlines and work under pressure
-Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced newsroom environment strongly preferred
-Considerable knowledge of social media platforms, web development technologies, design software, mobile devices and web tools required.
-Reasonable technical background knowledge of front and back-end systems to communicate with IT team
-Strong ability to prioritize, perform and lead a team in a fast-paced environment.
-Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills required
-Experience working as a team member with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals
-Takes initiative but will follow direction when needed
-People and project leadership/management experience strongly preferred
-Working knowledge of online content-management systems required
-Experience working with online metrics and analytics preferred
This person is responsible for the overall management of KOB’s digital platforms. This includes, but is not limited to, station websites, mobile apps, video streaming, website content, social media content, digital content distribution to partner platforms and all digital platform strategies. This person is also responsible for oversight of the digital staff.
-Supervise the daily work of digital content producers and developers
-Work in conjunction with news management to coordinate the daily news operations for websites and other new media platforms
-Daily monitor web analytics to assess user experience, site stickiness, and engagement. Address issues and evolve the site’s tactical execution plan to grow web page views and unique visitors
-Produce the sites’ content to optimize the user experience by being attentive to live web metrics and UE best practices
-Enhance the news content with outside links, maps, and slideshows
-Work with news management to set up processes and systems for the migration of multi-media content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics
-Set news and new media staff expectations and hold teams accountable for meeting goals
-Plan the online coverage of major news events, breaking news and severe weather to ensure high-quality consistent community coverage online
-Conceive of and supervise the build of special sections and site features to enhance coverage and increase user engagement
With the editorial direction of the News Director, responsible for the management of user-generated content on the sites
-Responsible for content plans for niche content, social media content, contests, and any other business. Work closely with other station departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and station initiatives that require content integration
-Perform other duties as needed and directed
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Mobility to move around newsroom and broadcast facility. Dexterity to operate equipment. Seeing and hearing necessary to handle all job functions. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver’s license, both will be checked.
No Telephone Calls Please
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