The Daily Herald of Everett, Washington, is looking for a multi-skilled journalist to play a crucial role on our digital news desk as a web producer and innovator. We need someone who can up our game right away and eventually become a newsroom manager.
This job has multiple responsibilities, including the editing and posting of news to the website; management of social media accounts and reader interaction; video and audio oversight; and creative presentation of the news online. That last item is especially important: We want someone who can spot opportunities for innovation on the web using existing and new tools.
This is not an entry-level position. The winning candidate has a passion for journalism and a nose for news; has basic reporting and writing skills; is a strong wordsmith, with an ear for headlines; has great visual instincts; is comfortable with HTML, web services, and data presentation; is familiar with video/audio creation and editing; and is comfortable with analytics and using those insights to adjust content to best reach our audience.
This job is ideal for someone looking for an entrée to a passionate and collaborative web-first newsroom where talented people grow professionally. This is a key position on a three-person digital team, and evangelizing best digital practices in the newsroom is part of the job.
The Daily Herald, with the website HeraldNet.com, has been the leading news and information source in Snohomish County, Washington, for more than a century.
We are in Everett, a vibrant and growing community 30 miles north of downtown Seattle, framed by Puget Sound to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east.
This position is full-time. Please email an introductory letter and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “web producer” in the subject line. We would welcome a critique of our website, www.HeraldNet.com, with emphasis on our presentation of news.
We offer excellent benefits, including medical/vision/dental/life, short and long-term insurance, 401k with an employer match, and paid time off.
Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. Find out more about us at www.soundpublishing.com .