Digital News Editor

POSTED:

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

ENDS:

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

POSITION SUMMARY
Produce and publish news content for a variety of online platforms in collaboration with PBS Wisconsin’s team of digital and broadcast news journalists.  Engage PBS Wisconsin audience through digital, broadcast and social media. This position reports to the Executive Producer of News.

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Mass Communications or related field preferred.

MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least one year of experience required in the areas of digital news content creation and publishing (relevant work performed while earning secondary degree may be counted toward experience). Experience must include being responsible for making editorial and news ethics decisions.
  • Required knowledge of and strict adherence to high journalistic standards with skill in all facets of digital news production, including A.P. style, copyediting, photography, photo editing and audio/visual production.
  • Must have experience with incorporating images, links, graphics, etc. into digital stories.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail when creating and reviewing content, as well as excellent oral and written communications skills, are required for this position.
  • Must be available to work weekdays, some evenings and weekends as needed, with ability to travel – with occasional overnights – for work.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Produce and publish content (drawn from multiple internal and external sources) for fast turnaround publishing to PBS Wisconsin’s digital platforms; this includes some original reporting. Integrate images, audio, video, links to other resources and other content as appropriate.
  • Create multimedia presentations using content that could include photo slideshows, graphics, data visualization, tables, extra audio, video, sidebar stories, etc.
  • Closely collaborate with PBS Wisconsin’s social media manager, digital manager, WisContext team and Executive Producer of News to create public interaction and dissemination of engaging content through social media.
  • Reliably communicate to colleagues to coordinate production needs for assigned projects.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of issues, events and newsmakers across the state.
  • Stay current on best practices in broadcast and online journalism and recommend ways to enhance WPT’s offerings and comply with both the UW and WPM code of ethics for Editorial and Executive Staff listed at https://pbswisconsin.org/about/.
  • Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work products and in organizational interactions and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships. Support an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Expected salary range for this position is $40,000 up to $45,000 for highly experienced candidates who exceed the qualifications.  Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. This is one-year project position, with the potential of extensions (up to a total of two years) or possibility of becoming a permanent position after two years, pending funding and ongoing need for the position.

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu by 12/10/19 .  The job number is 200906.  All of the following must be received for your application to be complete:  1) Resume; 2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications; 3) Five examples of digital news stories you have created and published, with a description of the role you played in creating in each aspect of the content.

As applicants progress to interviews, they will need to provide at least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference).

Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-0477; erin.cook@pbswisconsin.org.