Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Digital Editor will support the newsroom by leading the process of creating stories on multiple platforms and deepening our connection with the communities we serve now, as well as emerging audiences. A team player comfortable making quick decisions, the Assistant Digital Editor is responsible for proactively handling breaking news during the morning shift, assigning stories, editing web content and updating the homepage regularly.
Works collaboratively with the morning newscast team to ensure comprehensive and diverse news coverage on all of KUT's platforms.
Edits digital content with adherence to KUT standards of accuracy, fairness, and balance. Actively incorporates diverse perspectives and voices into the editorial process.
Workshops headlines for accuracy and SEO.
Actively participates in news meetings by showing up with story ideas and suggestions for coverage with an audience-centric perspective. Identifies blind spots in our coverage and suggests ways to mitigate them.
Monitors wires, Twitter and other outlets for breaking news. Assigns stories and writes posts as needed.
Updates the homepage and other digital platforms regularly with fresh content.
Pulls stories from NPR, The Associated Press and other Texas member stations for use on KUT's website and social media channels.
Works with digital editor to coach reporters on writing, storytelling and digital skills. Helps to develop staff and assist in career growth.
Helps edit audio content as needed.
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field. 5+ years of professional experience producing content for a news website. Ability to work independently during off hours with little supervision. Strong verbal, writing, editing and online production skills. Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work well under pressure. Solid news judgment. Knowledge of AP style. Familiarity with content management systems. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
7+ years of professional experience producing content for a news website. Experience in a public radio newsroom. Experience producing and editing newsletters. Experience producing and editing photos, video and audio elements. Experience gathering and analyzing analytics. Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Audition). Spanish language skills.