Digital News Producer/ Coordinator

Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Salary
Depends on experience.
Posted
Oct 25, 2018
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

Forum Communications Company is hiring a fulltime Digital News Producer/Coordinator. This position is responsible for coordinating and editing broadcast scripts and other non-newspaper content (ie, blogs, radio podcasts) for a digital subscriber audience, while finding new opportunities to maximize video presentation online. This person will work in conjunction with assignment editors, reporters and web teams in the newsrooms of WDAY/WDAZ-TV, The Forum and Grand Forks Herald to prepare and distribute content for our digital audiences. This person would serve as a point person for joint story coverage and promote digital initiatives in the newsrooms. Other responsibilities include:

  • Edit and rewrite daily content for a digital audience.
  • Distribute and share content to the appropriate sites and in style-specific formats, on deadline.
  • Work with print and broadcast newsrooms to coordinate communication and joint story coverage, including breaking news.
  • Upload content to TV and newspaper websites using a common content management system.

Requirements:

  • Must have a journalism degree, or similar, from a four-year college and/ or the equivalent newsroom experience in a writing, editing or digital producer capacity.
  • Must be able to edit copy under tight deadlines and follow prescribed style
  • Demonstrate a commitment to increase online reporting and grow digital audience.
  • Basic video editing knowledge
  • Must be able to work evenings initially, and occasionally weekends and holidays.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills and an eye for details.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Follow best practices and ethics of responsible journalism.
  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and with other staff.
  • Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.