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Reporter/Web Producer
Title:Reporter/Web Producer
Location:MO - Independence
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
Division:GateHouse Media
Reporter/Web Producer
The Examiner, Independence, Missouri

The reporter/web producer will research topics of local importance, cover assigned beats and write stories for online and print publication. Produce videos, still photos, and other content for online and print; assist other staff members in the development of additional content layers where appropriate. Engage the community via social media. Responsible for helping to plan and ensure execution of digital strategy on our website and social media channels, including daily planning for posting across platforms.

Job duties and responsibilities:
  • Report and write with balance and objectivity. Adhere to journalistic ethics established by GateHouse Media
  • Meet daily and advance copy deadlines
  • Shoot or arrange for photos, graphics, or breakout boxes to accompany each bylined story
  • Maintain list of follow-ups, story ideas and source contacts
  • Produce weekly centerpiece stories
  • Engage in and assist with planning to achieve Inner Circle requirements each quarter
  • Work with editor to coordinate art, headlines, graphics, breakouts or other material for online and print
  • Generate stories from assigned beats and generate general assignment stories
  • Write briefs from beat or as otherwise assigned
  • Help gather, compile information at the scene of breaking news, including posting of breaking news updates on social media sites
  • Monitor social media accounts and respond to reader questions and comments.
  • Foster a web-first mindset in the newsroom, and work with the editor to facilitate the prompt posting of content daily.
  • Help staff create strong, engaging web content and headlines.
  • Monitor analytics for the website and social media platforms, and use data to refine digital content strategies, including monitoring trending stories for local opportunities.
  • Work with newsroom staff to help them use analytics to refine storytelling and content production.
  • Process necessary paperwork, including time cards
  • Assist with customer service by helping answer phones and dealing with walk-in traffic
  • Represent the newspaper at public functions with class and professionalism
  • Participate in staff meetings  Participate in professional development opportunities
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties upon the request of the individual’s immediate manager

Required qualifications:
College degree preferred, experience or training in journalism, related field required. Experience with photography/videography and social media also required.

Physical demands/other requirements:
Required to have valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation and be able to provide proof of insurance. Maintain a professional appearance as a representative of the newspaper.

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