Digital Producer/Awards Editor

SportsBusiness Daily/JournalWednesday, December 20, 20170 application(s)
Employer Name SportsBusiness Daily/Journal
Job Title Digital Producer/Awards Editor
City Charlotte
State North Carolina
Country USA
Job Region South
Job Category Communications/Public Relations
Salary Range Competitive
Job Reference SBJ Awards Editor
Job Level Mid Level

Digital Producer is responsible for the day-to-day management of all online content and owns the execution of the online content strategy across multiple platforms and products, including web, email and mobile. Candidate must thrive in a breaking-news culture and demonstrate content programming experience in an online environment. The primary goal of the Digital Producer is to craft timely and compelling products that drive loyal engagement, grow audience and extend the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily brand in the digital space. The job requires solid news judgment, strong headline-writing skills and familiarity with SEO and site metrics. The Digital Producer must balance the highest standards for content with ambitious traffic and engagement objectives.

In addition to working with staff- and user-generated content, the Digital Producer is expected to curate, report and write posts as well as produce interactive features, galleries and video. The end result should be a rich and vibrant digital experience that serves the SBJ/SBD audience, generates user feedback and inspires robust community interaction.

Working with the editors and reporters, the Digital Producer will assist in determining how best to extend and expand online articles for print.

As the Awards Editor, this position will be responsible for the execution around three major awards programs, the Sports Business Awards, Forty Under 40 Awards, Game Changers, and our annual Most Influential list.  That will include planning, outreach, print/online and live event execution.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years experience in online news operation
  • Strong headline-writing and copy-editing skills
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • SEO experience
  • Video production experience a plus
  • Demonstrated use of databases to build interactive elements and features
  • Data entry for content management systems
  • HTML skills
  • Excel and/or spreadsheet tools and management

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs.

  • Generate and execute digital content ideas
  • Track metrics and measure engagement with an eye towards constant improvement
  • Work with Social Media & Engagement Manager to recommend creative approach/strategy for social media executions
  • Work with editors, reporters and other stakeholders to plan new content and features
  • Help staff identify and deploy tactics to meet traffic and engagement goals
  • Work collaboratively with peers in design, research, and technology
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills
  • Handle coding and uploading of weekly files to bizjournals.com
  • Gather and upload selected graphics, photos, informational graphics and info boxes to bizjournals.com
  • Regularly participate in and attend SportsBusiness Journal sponsored events
  • Take on any other assignment made by manager(s)
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all colleagues and professionally with sources

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

General office environment. Extensive computer use required. Some travel required.  Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.   

Job is based in Charlotte, N.C., and reports to executive editor. If interested, send a brief cover letter, resume and examples of your work to jobs@sportsbusinessjournal.com.

American City Business Journals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable city, state or federal law.

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