The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest news organization and recipient of the 2022 Keystone Media Awards’ top honor for large newspapers, is looking for a digital news producer and editor to join its talented team of journalists. This editor will play a critical role in the PG’s digital news strategy to boost audience growth and engagement on all platforms.
We are looking for a journalistically savvy self-starter who will be responsible for writing and/or curating breaking news and trending stories, packaging content with various photos and multimedia, posting to the website, writing engaging headlines and editing content.
This editor will be fully engaged in the Pittsburgh region’s news cycle by staying familiar with public officials and other key regional stakeholders, remaining educated about ongoing story threads across numerous newsroom beats and analyzing which topics are resonating most with our paid users. The editor will use that knowledge to make sound editorial decisions about story hierarchy and packaging on PG digital platforms each day. This is a highly visible and rewarding position within the newsroom, and you’ll be a key decision-maker who collaborates with editors and reporters across all departments and beats every day.
Editing and publishing content from all PG departments (News & Investigations Desk, Business, Sports, Health and Features).
Monitoring and posting breaking news as well as other emerging state, national and international content via wire services and media partnerships.
Producing and writing breaking news content as needed.
Managing the homepage and key landing pages of the PG website.
Tracking social media for trending stories and news developments.
Monitoring local and regional news outlets and other media competitors.
Digital presentation: Enhancing story packages with the creative use of embedded visuals (video, infographics, photos, etc.)
Brainstorming alternative forms of storytelling and audience engagement, including but not limited to newsletters, social media, email blasts, etc.
At least 2 years of news media experience, preferably on digital platforms.
Exceptional news judgment
Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment
Strong line editing, reporting and multimedia skills
Keen knowledge of analytical tools and social media
Ability to collaborate with other news departments as well as with product, design and marketing teams
Strong analytical and strategic planning skills and attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Display exceptional work ethic, time management, and organization skills
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, but relevant experience can substitute for a journalism degree
At least 2 years of digital news experience, preferably on digital platforms
Other Things to Know Competitive salary and benefits package. We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it. As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.
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