• Digital Journalist

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(6/22/2018 8:41 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1521
    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
    Editorial - Department Coordinators
    Category (Portal Searching)
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Physical Location : Location
    Tronc, Inc.
  • Overview

    The Baltimore Sun is seeking a creative and innovative digital journalist who’s passionate about social media, building community, and user engagement. This individual will work with audiences and newsroom colleagues to cultivate meaningful connections with users and enhance and highlight The Sun’s offerings. He or she should be an active participant in online communities who meets users where they are and is curious about and energized by finding new ways to interact.

     

    This person will work closely with other journalists during the daily news cycle, while staying abreast of trends in social media and actively embracing experimentation on social and mobile platforms. She or he loves breaking news, responds to tasks with a sense of urgency and willingly collaborates with colleagues and the community. She or he should comfortable taking the lead in content creation or pitching in to expand on the work and ideas of others.

    Responsibilities

    • Help The Sun reach new audiences to increase the impact of its journalism and position it for growth.
    • Regularly communicate social media/digital best practices to the newsroom, encouraging input and sharing among colleagues. Lead and contribute to training sessions.
    • Assist with the daily programming of The Sun’s main social media accounts, with the shared responsibility to grow and leverage our presence on these platforms.
    • Work to increase and enhance user generated content.
    • Help oversee audience engagement events in the community, including meetups, reader forums and other events.
    • Work to build and enhance social media implementation in mobile products, and develop new content geared toward mobile users.
    • Create content as needed, assisting with The Sun’s daily coverage, augmenting stories for the web and building digital presentations.
    • Serve as a project manager on long-term digital initiatives, working at times with sales and marketing, developers and reporting teams.

    Qualifications

    Experience producing visuals for social media and analyzing metrics is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of CSS, HTML and JavaScript is a plus. Newsroom experience is preferred. Willingness to adapt to new technologies is a necessity.

     

    The Baltimore Sun is part of tronc (formerly Tribune Publishing), one of the most respected media companies in the world.

     

    tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Newport News, Virginia’s Daily Press, Allentown, Pennsylvania's The Morning Call, Hartford Courant, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 105 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities. Our brands create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.

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