Digital Producer

Washington, United States
02 Jun 2019
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02 Aug 2019
Part-Time Digital Producer
Contract Type
Part Time


WAMU 88.5 is seeking a part-time Digital Producer to join its newsroom and play an important role in multi-platform coverage. If you’re an experienced multi-platform content creator, we’d love to hear from you.

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for news and information in the greater Washington, D.C. area. It’s our mission to connect Washingtonians with each other and the world through balanced, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining programs of the highest quality. Our newsroom is built on the core principles of editorial independence, journalism based on facts, diverse voices, transparency, and the courage to embrace controversy.

As part-time Digital Producer, you’ll work closely with the Managing Editor, Digital and regional newsroom team to write and manage content for web and mobile.  

What you’ll do:

  • Be responsible for day-to-day management and workflow of written content on the website and mobile.
  • Ensure all written content is engaging, accurate, grammatically sound, optimized for search and social, and consistent with WAMU’s editorial style and approach.
  • Assist in production of larger digital projects and/or social media-related tasks as needed.
  • Write, review, edit and distribute original content for the website and social media platforms.
  • Serve as a “standards keeper” to the CMS, managing the editorial workflow, and ensuring that all reporters and producers are clear on how to optimize their content for online.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

25 hours/week

Required Education and Experience

You’re experience and attributes:

  • 3+ years of experience producing online content, preferably for daily news.
  • Exceptional writing skills and editorial judgment.
  • Experience using analytics tools and incorporating analytics into decision-making.
  • Superb communications skills and highly organized.
  • Proven ability to support coworkers and collaborate in a team environment.

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