Digital First Media

  • Multi Media Reporter

    Job Locations US-MI-Mt Pleasant
    Posted Date 5 days ago(11/8/2018 11:45 AM)
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    Digital First Media is the parent company for the Morning Sun and the Mid Michigan Buyers Guide and owns and operates over 90 brands and publications nationwide. The digital brand is Adtaxi and was created in 2010; it’s our in-house agency. We sell print, digital and sponsorship advertising.  We are a premier partner with Google and Facebook and have over 6,000 employees.


    Leveraging the belief that people matter as much as technology, our suite of products including Adtaxi helps advertisers solve complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions.

    Our remarkable people – with their digital fluency, product knowledge, and ability to position our differentiators – are as important as the products themselves. #DigitalFirstMedia #Associate


    Multimedia Reporters are responsible for the speed, accuracy and quality of local information gathered and reported from their beats and disseminated across all Michigan Cluster media platforms. These journalists are responsible for creating content, whether it is covering breaking news or creating longer‑term enterprise news and feature content.


    • Gathers information and writes journalistically sound news elements for use in all media platforms, existing and future.
    • Learns and employs all techniques for effective storytelling and beat development across all platforms.
    • Posts frequent and incremental posts throughout the day on various platforms.
    • Understands and engages in story aggregation and posting of links.
    • Treats the audience as partners and engages them in developing content.
    • Monitors audience and community feedback, and constructively interacts in traditional ways and on existing and emerging digital platforms.
    • Employs various means for monitoring audience interest and competitors’ posting on your community or topic, including setting up Google alerts, Twitter and RSS feeds.
    • Maintains communication with supervising editor and the production hub, when necessary, and uses Google content budget documents to keep everyone informed about plans and progress.
    • Understands and uses hardware, software and cloud‑based equipment and systems for direct‑to‑web production and engagement, including posting photographs, stories, databases and short videos.Works remotely using laptops and smart phones to create content and develop sources.
    • Uses audience metrics to shape content and coverage efforts.
    • Beats production deadlines.
    • Has experience and comfort with significant institutional and cultural change.
    • Contributes to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration.
    • Experiments with new digital tools and platforms.



    • Degree in journalism, communications or equivalent experience.
    • Relevant experience news reporting and writing, shooting video, using social media, creating enterprising content.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem‑solving
    • Strong reporting, writing, organizational and story structure skills.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast‑paced environment and manage multiple tasks at
    • Experience using social media platforms personally and professionally.
    • Experience creating videos and photo galleries for digital and print publications.
    • Ability to tell stories and engage audiences using existing and emerging tools and formats.
    • Experience building, maintaining and engaging audiences and communities.
    • Ability to work independently and remotely under deadline pressure and to prioritize tasks appropriately.
    • Understands imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print.
    • Has a vehicle, a valid driver’s license and the proper insurance coverage, and is capable of driving to assignments as part of work duties.


    Schedule is Monday through Friday, with some weekends as assigned; hours will vary with publication/group needs.


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