The Seattle Times, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, is excited to announce a recent opening for a News Producer in our award-winning newsroom. This vital role works at the intersection of digital engagement and journalism to promote our stories in innovative ways. As the News Producer, this individual will create, edit, and format content for our digital products with a core focus on audience engagement. The successful candidate will be a big-picture thinker who also pays attention to detail, has expertise in Facebook and other social media, is a strong communicator, loves problem-solving and exhibits nimbleness, diplomacy, productivity, news judgment, sensitivity and taste.
Curating and producing the seattletimes.com homepage and other parts of the website
Posting Seattle Times content to social media and engaging with readers across platforms
Proactively identifying, executing and coaching effective tactics for increasing engagement on Facebook and other social media
Providing accurate and timely news updates during breaking news
Sending news alerts, including mobile push notifications
Monitoring trends and readership analytics in real time
Participating in discussions of newsroom digital and social-media strategies
Experience: Minimum two years of professional experience in a related position, such as Digital Editor, Engagement Specialist, Content Manager or related role.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism/communication or a related field, or equivalent experience.
Previous professional experience working in digital news media.
Expertise in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media.
Familiarity with tools for web publishing and analytics, including CrowdTangle
Native-level fluency with the web, social-media savvy and a deep understanding of how people consume information on multiple devices and platforms.
Strong knowledge of AP style, news judgment and journalistic ethics.
Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. We serve the Pacific Northwest with thoughtful, independent journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.8 million. At The Seattle Times, you'll find work that matters.
About The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times, the nationally-renowned and award-winning digital and print media company, is the leading source of news, sports, business, technology, entertainment and other content for the trendsetting Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a news media company with a laser focus on journalistic standards and excellence, we provide clarity above the content clutter and engage readers across digital and print platforms to provide news that matters where, when and how they want it.