Web Producer

Posted On: June 1, 2018

Journalism Job

Media Organization: PIX11 News

Company Description

Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence, including nearly 375 Emmy® Awards. PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. Since 1999 PIX11 has also been the broadcast station of the New York Mets. The station is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.

Job Description

PIX11 News is looking for a passionate, talented and hard-working freelance web producer to help manage PIX11.com 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 PIX11.com to the next level as an important source for news and video with a strong local focus.

Responsibilities:
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 PIX11.com 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 PIX11.com
Promote PIX content to other news sites and aggregators to help grow our audience.

Qualifications:
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

Send resume and writing samples in an email with the subject line "Web producer application" to Samantha Tata (stata@pix11.com)