WTTW/Chicago PBS is looking for a Digital Content Producer to join our team and produce content for WTTW’s website and other digital and social applications.
Generate and pitch ideas for original content for WTTW’s digital and social platforms.
Produce content for multimedia feature coverage and microsites, taking projects from concept through research and development, pre-production, production, post-production, delivery, evaluation, and final report.
Develop and create content packages that include, but are not limited to quizzes, photo sets, crowdsourcing projects, and audio/video components.
Write and edit daily online stories and content; write effective headlines, teasers, and other display copy.
Identify and edit photos; create or select video and other multimedia elements.
Research and fact check all content.
Acquire, document and track rights, permissions, and clearances for all content.
Produce content for WTTW’s social media accounts leading to increase in followers, engagement, and site referrals; monitor trending social and search topics and ensure content is optimized and relevant.
Develop and distribute content to third-party partners and platforms including Flipboard, Google, and Apple News.
Optimize content for SEO (keywords, title optimization, thumbnail selection, etc.).
Gather, analyze, and report on metrics of content produced and utilize analytics to devise and communicate content strategy.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent writing and editing skills; strong communication skills
Ability to work nimbly under deadline pressure in a collaborative environment
Strong content creation and production experience (text, images, digital and visual elements, video, etc.)
Demonstrated experience working on a web publication, using a content management system, image editing with Photoshop, video editing, and familiarity with a variety of web applications; ability to adapt to changes in equipment, software, and workflow
Demonstrated professional social media experience
Basic knowledge of HTML and open source content management systems
Proven collaborator and communicator with technical and non-technical people
Expert problem solver and multi-tasker responsive to daily, weekly, and ongoing deadlines
Flexible and positive approach to work
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s in Journalism a plus.
About Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT)
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT) is Chicago’s premier public media organization committed to creating and presenting unique content for television, radio, and digital media.
...dedicated to bringing Chicago and the world together and invite our audiences to explore the knowledge and creative life of the arts, sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
...committed to diverse perspectives, accessibility, innovation, community engagement, and life-long learning – we embrace the power of public service to make lives richer and our region stronger.
...trusted by parents, grandparents, care-givers, and teachers and provide educational content that promotes the healthy development of our children.
...balanced in our objective, in-depth reporting and encourage our audiences to engage in dialogue and make informed decisions.