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POSITION HIRING: TEMPORARY WEB EDITOR/PRODUCER
KUOW is hiring a Temporary Web Editor/Producer to its growing newsroom. This editor/producer would work closely with other members of KUOW's digital team to edit stories, maintain our Covid blog, write excellent headlines, and produce stories for our social media platforms. This individual would also work closely with the social media strategist..
This editor/producer would work five days a week, Monday through Friday, with some flexibility in terms of total hours worked. The position is currently pegged at 20 hours a week, with the possibility of going up or down, which would be set after a conversation with the selected candidate. The shift would end at 7 p.m., starting at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m., depending on total hours.
You come from journalism, and you pride yourself in presenting the best version of a story. You enjoy working with others on a team and consider the entire package of a story: How the headline plays off the image plays off the story plays off social
Basic function, duties, and responsibilities
Edit stories for KUOW.org, identify visuals, write compelling headlines.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Edit a range of stories submitted by reporters.
Work with radio reporters on presenting their stories online.
Identify or craft visual opportunities for stories.
Write effective headlines and engage in headline brainstorming.
Flesh out audio interviews into written stories.
Contribute content to social channels.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the Online Managing Editor.
Qualifications and experience, minimum qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and two years of professional experience in journalism or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires experience in creating content for online presentation, including writing, editing and working with content management systems.
Self-starter who can troubleshoot problems.
Impeccable journalistic integrity and editorial judgment.
Ability to manage several projects concurrently.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to professionally represent the station.
Understand photo copyright law.
Adhere to KUOW’s ethics policy
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