Freelance Web Producer

Posted On: July 17, 2017

Journalism Job

Media Organization: PIX11 News (WPIX-TV)

Company Description

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

Job Description

PIX11 News is looking for a passionate, talented and hard-working freelance web producer to help manage and its social platforms.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for breaking news as well as for New York City, while also being expert in social media, SEO and other tools to grow PIX11’s digital audience while increasing engagement with viewers.

The right person for this job will be able to produce fast, compelling and accurate content, and help take to the next level as an important source for news and video with a strong local focus.


Keep abreast of breaking local news and work with web editors as well as assignment and reporting staff to produce stories and videos. Use social media and other sources to track development of stories
Source and write trending stories and tease them effectively on Facebook
Ensure a smart mix of stories is highlighted on site and that stories are updated with latest developments and visual content
Manage social media accounts for breaking news, story promotion and audience engagement (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat)
Publish video segments from newscasts. Ability to write strong headlines is essential
Manage Facebook Live and audience engagement around newscasts
Post stories and videos to with an eye toward compelling presentation and best SEO practices
Work with reporters and producers to ensure all video pieces are accompanied with web copy and latest updates
Know AP style as well as best web-production practices, including SEO, story packaging, and social media
Have a passion for and knowledge of web metric tools such as Google Analytics, and an ability to spot trends and identify opportunities for
Promote PIX content to other news sites and aggregators to help grow our audience.


Minimum of 2-3 years of web production experience or similar experience in print or television newsrooms
Comfortable with working on a range of content management systems and expert in use of social media to promote and distribute news content
Ability to work professionally with station staff to put out the best possible digital product
Passion for the news, digital presentation and a commitment to fairness and accuracy
Curiosity about latest digital tools and a willingness to experiment with new ways to tell stories and reach a wider audience
Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

To Apply

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