The Digital Executive Producer is responsible for the editorial presentation of WFXR’s digital properties. The position will manage digital content producers and digital MMJ’s and rest of the digital staff. Understanding newsroom workflow, task delegation and assignment abilities are paramount. This is a key newsroom management position essential for the daily digital execution of the brand.
Manage content display across desktop and mobile
Be a leader in the newsroom
Coach Digital Staff to help them grow professionally
Be a fixture in the morning and afternoon editorial meetings
Contribute content to relevant events and/or stories as needed
Assist with special project/sweeps planning & execution
Work irregular/odd hours and available to work weekends and holidays
Think strategically about developing the digital audiences and online capacities of newsroom
Help develop new opportunities to expand news brand and services while utilizing new and emerging technologies
Additional responsibilities as assigned by management
Assist in managing sales content elements that have strong revenue potential and web user interest.
Live streaming knowledge
Work in tandem with News Director and other news managers
Execute breaking news – including SMS, social media, email alerts
Develop and maintain new sections of the web site as news coverage dictates
Plan for the long-term growth of the sites, sets priorities and plans coverage for major events
Manage social media – station staff posts and moderation of user comments
Passion for local news
Innovative, user-focused, and full of creativity and initiative
Strong editorial judgment
At least three years’ experience; one-year news personnel management experience preferred
Intimate familiarity with AP Style
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experienced with content management systems
Able to edit video and images
Working knowledge of web standards and protocols
Ability to understand and use state-of-the-art broadcast and digital technology.
Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree preferred.
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. The Digital Executive Producer must be able to sit, conduct phone conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.