JOB: Digital Content Journalist – Atlanta – Georgia

Job Listing: Georgia Public Broadcasting is hiring an online producer.

Job Announcement
Digital Content Journalist
Atlanta, GA

With direction from the News Director, this position is responsible for the creation, editing, curation and implementation of day-to-day news and information on gpb.org and GPB News social media sites. We’re looking for a journalist who knows the web and loves to dig into issues, find the human side of policy debates, and explore a range of topics. He/she will work collaboratively with news and talk show staff in a cross-platform environment where all content producers are expected to contribute to radio, television and digital. We’re a highly collaborative organization that values new ideas.

Job Duties:
• Assess content from a variety of sources to determine how it fits into daily coverage and user needs
• Write and edit copy, write headlines, and select/prioritize stories for featured placement on GPB.org and social media platforms

• Develop and produce original content for GPB.org  using a mix of traditional and new media storytelling elements including audio, video, text, still photography, and slideshows
• Train news team on using digital tools (i.e. CMS, online photo galleries, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc) and work with hosts, reporters, producers, bureaus to publish news content, photos, videos, etc. in a timely manner
• Provide regular reports and analysis on web and social media traffic
• Track digital journalism trends and innovations to make GPB a leader in online storytelling, presentation and engagement
• Other duties as assigned; opportunity exists to cross-train in radio and/or television journalismCandidate Qualifications:
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
• Digital content creation and web publishing experience in a broadcast or digital news environment preferred
• Proven editorial judgment and excellent research, writing, editing and AP proofreading skills.
• Knowledge of all facets of online content production, including writing for web, copy editing, HTML and photography
• Understanding of data analytics and computer-assisted reporting and a basic understanding of charts, maps and other digital tools that can enhance content.
• Audio/video production skills preferred
• Experience with social media platforms required
• Ability to track multiple projects, work under deadline pressure, communicate across departments, and respond effectively to diverse and challenging circumstances
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends depending on news cycle
We Offer:
Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, retirement plans; Pre-tax benefits for health, dental, vision, life, specified illness and accidental insurance; Health and child care spending accounts; Disability insurance; and opportunities for training and professional development.
To Apply:
Upload resume, references and applicant form on the GPBs Job Center located at www.gpb.org/jobs

ONLY Applications submitted through the GPB Job Center WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Deadline to Apply: Open Until FilledGeorgia Public Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTED: July 15, 2015 RECRUITMENT NUMBER: C-19-15