Digital First Media

  • Digital Strategist

    Job Locations US-CO-Denver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 1:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1797
    Time Type
    Full-Time
    Employment Type
    Regular
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    Overview

    The Denver Post is seeking a skilled digital content producer with strong news judgement who is capable of working independently to arrange the DenverPost.com homepage, section fronts and social media accounts with a view to strong reader engagement.  Applicants should be experienced at making editorial decisions for homepage placement, social scheduling and mobile app distribution based on web traffic analytics and an understanding of the types of content audiences consume, when and why. #DenverPost

    Responsibilities

    This job requires the ability to write a fast, accurate breaking news story if no reporter is available and the ability to edit if necessary.  Applicants need a broad working knowledge of news, cultural and sports topics and how they rank in newsworthiness and importance.

     

    At least two years of experience with a daily digital production for a news site is required.

     

    • Work with teams to define their target audiences and identify and implement strategies to reach that audience.
    • Help teams identify their content mission.
    • Help teams create audience goals and be accountable to those goals.  
    • Work closely with reporters and editors on team to help frame enterprise stories from initial idea stage to reach and maximize defined audience.
    • Train colleagues in all production practices, including CMS, SEO and social best practices.
    • Audit content to ensure every story meets our digital production standards.
    • Plan distribution for content in available channels, including newsletters, email alerts, mobile pushes and section fronts.
    • Take over ownership of team’s social channels and work closely with the primary Denver Post social media strategist to promote team’s work.
    • Study social media, other publications and institutions to find trending stories and topics to aggregate or refer to reporters.
    • Keep team abreast of the changes in search, social and emerging technologies.
    • Write or edit news stories as needed.
    • Complete projects assigned by manager on time and with minimal oversight
    • Complete other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • 3+ years of experience at daily newspaper or digital news site
    • College degree or equivalent experience
    • Steady hand during breaking news events
    • Demonstrated passion for using social media to engage audiences and expand reach, especially on Facebook and Twitter
    • Strong knowledge of Search Engine Optimization
    • Deep understanding and focus on web analytics using tools like Parse.ly and Google Analytics
    • Self-starter who is eager to learn and develop new skills
    • Strong news judgement
    • Knowledge of digital storytelling tools, such as timelines, maps, crowdsourcing, etc.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks, including editing, reporting or rewriting as needed
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with reporters, editors, photographers and videographers
    • Ability to effectively meet deadlines, work accurately and handle breaking news
    • Strong appreciation for the web, digital news and Denver community
    • Works well independently and within a team; fosters a cooperative work environment.
    • Employs a diplomatic temperament and fosters a cooperative work environment
    • Excellent editing skills, including headline writing
    • Strong copy editing and grammar skills
    • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • Strong knowledge of AP Style
    • Ability to work occasional late shifts
    • Ability to work weekend shifts

     

    This is a full-time position located at 5990 N Washington Street.

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