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Digital Producer, Golfweek

Virtual Req #9330
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening communities across our network. With an unmatched local-to-national reach, Gannett touches the lives of more than 110 million people monthly with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Gannett brands include USA TODAY NETWORK with the iconic USA TODAY and more than 100 local media brands, digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, SweetIQ, and United Kingdom media company Newsquest. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

Golfweek, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for a digital content producer with broad knowledge of the game of golf at all levels as well as its culture and lifestyle.
The ideal candidate
should be adept at editing, packaging and publishing content from our team of reporters and columnists, with a keen eye on crafting SEO-friendly and catchy headlines. This person will edit and publish videos and photo galleries and manage and curate the website based on news judgment and an understanding of audience-driven metrics. In addition, there is an expectation he or she will create and curate socially-driven stories and videos that engage Golfweek’s audience. The candidate should have a track record of producing viral stories and products that spread across the web, resonating with ardent as well as casual golf fans. The person must be able to consistently pitch creative ideas for entertaining content off conventional golf news, and must be comfortable working in digital and social environments. The candidate should be a self-starter who demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with team members spread across various locations. The ideal candidate also must demonstrate proficiency writing news coverage that meets Golfweek’s standards of accuracy, clarity and fairness.

Duties

  • Write and report breaking news and identify opportunities for original reporting on trending topics.

  • Pitch content ideas that are innovative and appeal to the digital audience.

  • Manage Golfweek social media accounts.

  • Create digital photo galleries and interactives.

  • Manage placement of content on desktop, apps, mobile and tablet.

  • Assist with content creation for our print product.

  • Work collaboratively with other departments on video and audio products.

Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge and passion for writing about golf.

  • Excellent digital publishing skills.

  • Mastery of social media.

  • Proficiency in digital content management systems and blogging platforms.

  • Strong writing and reporting skills.

  • Interest in developing and participating in video projects to supplement content.

  • Dedicated to using real-time web analytics software to inform coverage.

  • Proficiency with analytics tools including comScore, Omniture, Chartbeat, Facebook, Twitter, Simple Reach and Google Analytics.

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.


How To Apply

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:

·Your resume – one to two pages.

·A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job. ·Links to 3-5 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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Other details

  • Job Family Copy, Production & Planning
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary