The Billings Gazette is looking for an experienced digital journalist to lead operations for five Lee Enterprises properties in Montana.
This leadership position will play an important role in shaping digital growth, working with our newsrooms to ensure the best digital experience for our strong digital audience. The digital director will also work with our parent corporation to implement digital initiatives.
The right candidate will have strong communication skills and excel in a fast-paced environment with overlapping short- and long-term deadlines.
Set and execute local digital strategy to achieve audience and business goals.
Oversee the management and functionality of our websites, apps and social media platforms.
Manage a four-person statewide digital team.
Work with newsrooms on digital content strategy.
Ensure training and development for staff on digital tools, best practices and expectations.
Develop and execute innovative ways to tells stories across digital platforms.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, 401K program, and a generous time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer.
The Billings Gazette is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading media organization providing local news, and information, and a major platform for advertising in its markets. For more information visit www.billingsgazette.com and learn more about our company at www.lee.net.
A bachelor’s degree and relevant work history. Experience managing people is preferred.
Working knowledge of HTML.
Experience with web and social media analytics, including Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and Twitter analytics.
Experience with established and emerging social media platforms, as well as email marketing.
Understanding of and experience applying SEO best practices to web content.
Strong writing and communication skills.
Knowledge of content management systems and newsroom workflows.
Experience with video, audio and image editing tools is a plus
About Billings Gazette
Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 49 markets in 21 states.