*** $65k - $75k + great benefits ***
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Director of Digital Content is a senior newsroom supervisor, overseeing the development, execution and evaluation of the digital strategy. This position includes both short-term (daily) planning as well as long-term. You’ll build the plan for a seven-member digital team and then execute it.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Oversee the building of the new website and then develop a plan for its regular updating and maintenance.
- Guide the news team to new avenues of multi-platform storytelling including using audio reporting and digital reporting together and separately to extend storytelling and reach new audiences.
- Work closely with other News managers to develop workflows (sometimes story by story) that serve all platforms.
- Establishes and leads a new, intentional way for digital staff throughout the organization to meet regularly to share initiatives, ideas, peer feedback, best practices.
- Lead newsroom as to how to tailor storytelling for a digital audience and in design-based thinking
- Develops and executes digital strategy for News, including website, mobile platforms, social media and newsletter.
- Assesses and establishes baselines for creating exceptional digital content: text, visual, audio.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS:
- Solid, independent news judgment. Strong familiarity with the mission of public media.
- An understanding of journalistic ethics and ability to maintain high journalistic standards under deadline pressure, including standards of objectivity, balance and fairness.
- An understanding of intellectual property issues involved in publications generally and Web publications in particular.
- Ability to create social media and digital content
- A strong background in reporting, writing and/or editing.
- Experience editing under daily breaking news conditions
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in journalism, English, or writing-intensive discipline and/or equivalent work experience. At least five years of experience in daily journalism (digital, print and/or broadcast). At least three years of experience in editorial decision-making.