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Digital reporter
Title:Digital reporter
Location:FL - West Palm Beach
Job Category:News Room / Editorial
The Digital Reporter is tasked with the creation, selection and management of digital content across multiple platforms. The Digital Reporter must possess strong news judgment and editing skills, social media proficiency, experience writing for an online audience, proven ability to work efficiently in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment, technical skill with content management systems and an interest in innovation and industry trends in digital news. Familiarity with SEO and photo-editing is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

Creating and updating content for GateHouse Florida sites (50%):
• Write and publish mobile-friendly content of interest to GateHouse Florida properties
• Focus on visual as well as written-word storytelling
• Create content for multiple platforms, including social media channels and newsletters
• Write SEO- and share-friendly headlines
• Brainstorm ideas for content that will work across the GHF region

Curating and distributing content from GateHouse Florida sites (40%):
• Monitor content across GateHouse Florida sites to identify high-potential stories
• Repackage and distribute stories for use across the GateHouse Florida region
• Assist in the creation of content templates for use on multiple GHF sites 
• Work with Director of Distribution and Digital Specialists to best distribute content

Other tasks (10%): 
• Champion diversity of content, from web stories to web heads, photos, videos, etc. 
• Additional tasks as assigned

Required Education & Experience
• College degree in journalism or related field
• At least one year of experience in digital content creation/production
• Distinctive writing voice, with a knack for identifying shareable content across the digital landscape and translating evergreen content into new and emerging digital spaces
• Working knowledge of digital media performance analytics such as Google Analytics, Facebook and Instagram Insights, Chartbeat
• Proficiency in SEO and user habits in search engines
• An understanding of quality, user-generated content and how to turn that content into a digital story
• Usability and user testing of digital products a plus
• Experience posting information online, on social, via apps and in email -- maintaining a website a plus
• Proficient computer skills with Intermediate Google Sheets, Slides, Docs and custom dashboards ability; digital chat tools such as Slack, Google Hangouts, etc.
• Knowledge of AP style
• Understanding of libel law and what constitutes plagiarism
• Strong news judgment and editing ability
• Ability to lead through influence rather than solely through authority
• Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and disseminate information

Desired Characteristics
• Must be goal oriented and demonstrate project management skills 
• Well-organized, analytical, creative with meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• A disciplined self-starter who can operate independently and proactively while working in a team environment
• High energy, team mentality is a must 
• Wide-ranging curiosity
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
• Thrives most when experimenting with digital storytelling formats
• Interest in audience engagement and how to represent a brand in digital space beyond the profile image
• Must maintain the journalistic, ethical and professional standards of the company whenever in the office, in public or on social media
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