Associate Content Producer

Job Title: Associate Content Producer
Department: National Programming Temp Employees
Supervisor: Producer, Washington Week
Date: October 2016
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Overall Job Objectives
The Associate Content Producer will plan, organize and produce viewer/reader-friendly content for the national PBS program "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill" and all related digital platforms including but not limited to, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The ideal candidate will be able to produce compelling and accurate content, and help take our broadcast to the next level as an important source for news and analysis. They will be responsible for the day-to-day production and maintenance of the program website and the execution and development of the program's social media strategy. They will be the principal liaison between "Washington Week," PBS Digital and "PBS NewsHour" on cross-platform productions. Must have a strong interest and broad knowledge of national and international news, politics, domestic & foreign policy, and history. Must recognize and creatively capitalize on the intersections of social media and journalism to develop content that will engage users and grow the TV and online audiences. Reports to Producer, Washington Week.
Principal Responsibilities
Daily production and publishing of content (including video and text) for the Washington Week website consistent with the editorial standards of the program and PBS.
Create, update, and maintain web content in content management system (Drupal); trouble shoot and resolve issues involving the CMS.
Enterprise and pitch story, segment, series ideas for the TV program and website.
Develop and implement digital and social media strategies to engage and expand online and TV audiences.
Compile weekly sound list and video elements and supervise the editing of clips for the weekly national TV broadcast.
Write creative, search-optimized headlines and summaries for the website and social media platforms.
Provide some digital graphic production using Photoshop.
Coordinate all social media for the program (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and oversee live tweeting during the broadcast and webcast that is done by the Production Assistant and Washington Week Fellow(s).
Research news stories; field produce, shoot and edit video content for use on the web and social media.
Other duties and tasks as assigned.
Solid editorial news judgment, digital publishing skills and fluency in social media essential.
Background producing multi-platform content for TV, websites and social media and the demonstrated ability to utilize various multi-media production storytelling techniques.
Knowledge of television news production.
Able to produce distinctive digital graphics using Photoshop.
Detail-oriented problem solver with exceptional written and verbal communication, including strong editing, grammar, and proof reading skills; good listener.
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
Must be able to multi-task to meet deadlines.Able to work a flexible schedule that includes Friday evenings on a regular basis and potential weekend work.
Education and Experience
College degree in Journalism, Broadcast Communication, Digital Media, History, Political Science or English.
Minimum 3 years of news writing/reporting and/or TV production experience.
Knowledge of HTML, CMS (Drupal experience preferred), and Adobe Photoshop.
Experience with Avid, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, video encoding/transcoding and the iNews newsroom system is a plus.
Knowledge of copyright, libel and other relevant laws helpful.
Knowledge and skills to evaluate metrics and prepare web analytic reports.
Demonstrated knowledge of evolving multiple media production techniques and technology.
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