Production Editor

Website RivardReport Rivard Report

Community journalism for a better San Antonio

The Rivard Report is seeking an analytics-savvy digital producer to help make us more nimble in the ever-changing digital world. This person will help our newsroom understand the types of content that resonate with our audience while making sure it’s placed put in front of readers in a timely and engaging manner.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Understanding and interpreting various analytics tools to understand the needs of our audience
* Creating strong headlines, utilizing SEO and adding the right related links to keep readers engaged
* Coming up with strategies to help increase traffic while maintaining the high level and depth of journalism for which the Rivard Report is known
* Editing news and feature stories for content, style, and grammar

SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 

*Mid-level position requires at least 3 years experience editing and curating content online for a news organization with proven examples of success
* In-depth understanding of analytics tools, audience trends, and shaping content to best appeal to a Rivard Report Reader
* Excellent editorial judgment
* Strong writing, copy editing, line-editing, headline, summary and photo cutline writing, and organizational skills
* Knowledge of SEO best practices and AP Style
* Proficiency in WordPress is a requirement
* Organized, technical problem solver and quick decision-maker
* Enjoys working in teams and has excellent interpersonal skills
* Ease with/ability to learn new technology independently and quickly
* Comfortable adapting to changes in an evolving industry and thrives under pressure
* Self-motivated, competitive spirit and assertive personality with the ability to balance multiple competing projects and priorities
* Strong social skills, able to work with writers and editors to present their content in the best way
* Schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)
* Spanish fluency is a plus

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

·   Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field