News - Producer II

We are looking for a digital producer to join a production Hub that works on sites that are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. The producer would create, edit and optimize content for the sites, as well as manage native and social platforms.

A successful candidate must demonstrate strong news judgment, and entrepreneurial spirit and should have prior digital news or story packaging experience. He or she will specialize in finding a wide audience for the NETWORK'S stories, photos, videos, graphics and other content. The ideal candidate will be a strong collaborator, who can work closely with reporters, content coaches and newsroom leadership. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of audience metrics, engagement tactics, SEO and social optimization with the goal of growing audience. This role may include early morning, night and/or weekend work.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with social media for a daily news organization
  • Ability to act calmly and decisively in complex breaking news situations
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • At least two years' experience
  • Aggressive mobile and desktop programming skills
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Top-notch writing and headline-writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Photoshop or other image-editing skills
  • Video production/and editing skills

The USA TODAY NETWORK recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the workplace.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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