Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism-CUNY


Atlanta Educ. Telecomm. Collab

Evening Digital News Editor

Post Date:May 22, 2024Type:Full time
Start Date:Salary:55000 - 58000 / Yearly Salary
Location: United States - Georgia - Atlanta Job Reference:
Job Description:

Evening Digital News Editor

Join the WABE News team to edit, create, and curate an information hub to inform our audience in real time.

Monitor incoming local issues and ensure the top news items are represented on and other digital news avenues.

The right person will be able to multitask managing our digital news products while collaborating with other journalists throughout the week to showcase WABE’s original radio reporting online.

The Job

WABE is seeking a qualified candidate to produce compelling news and feature content for its digital platforms and other news products. The Evening Digital News Editor will work with reporters and producers to create digital content complementary to radio news stories.

The Evening Digital News Editor will work closely with the senior editor for digital and the managing editor of WABE News on daily assignments as well as long-range planning for WABE’s websites, social media, and other platforms that include audio, video, and images.

Essential Duties Include:

• Manage the WABE website, editing and curating stories using digital tools for data, audio, and visual effects and using analytics and the latest best practices to make stories attractive to digital users.

• Collaborate with television, radio, and digital staff to adapt stories for the web using best practices; training and assisting staff as needed.

• Create and contribute content to increase and enhance WABE’s social media presence on current and emerging platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

• Document and verify the continued growth of WABE’s digital audience by tracking metrics using Google Analytics and other tools. Must understand the fundamentals of web analytics, types of traffic, etc., and be able to act based on the analysis.

• Create multimedia presentations using photos, video, graphics, data visualization tools, etc.

• Write and produce daily news stories for use on WABE digital platforms.

• Propose, conceive, and execute digital feature stories.

• Work with news staff to adapt and create original content for the website.

• Explore new technologies and improve the use of current technologies.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications, preferably with an emphasis on broadcasting or equivalent work experience.

• At least two years of experience working in digital or broadcast journalism.

• Impeccable news judgment and ethics.

• Excellent writing and editing skills with proficiency in AP Style.

• Ability to work collaboratively with a creative team to solve problems and achieve common goals.

• Experience with video and audio production tools, photography, and social media. Web development experience is a plus.

• Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.

• Working knowledge of Google Analytics, Digital Content Management Systems (WordPress or similar software), and other web and Microsoft fundamentals.

• The position requires working non-standard hours and is likely assigned to the evening news shift (noon - 8 p.m.) with occasional weekend duties.

That being said, we know not every strong candidate will have every qualification or desired skill neatly checked off – and that’s OK. We encourage you to apply even if you’re not sure you have all the experience, but you are sure that you could do this job.

Compensation and benefits

This position is based on the Editor I category with a starting salary of $55,000

Who we are

WABE strives to be the most trusted independent source of news and local storytelling in Atlanta, furthering community and civic participation.

As the NPR and PBS affiliate for metro Atlanta, we provide our community with national content as well as award-winning local journalism, radio shows, digital stories, podcasts, and television programs.

WABE is 100% independent, 100% nonprofit, and 100% committed to amplifying diverse voices in Atlanta.

Our mission is to inform, inspire, reflect and empower.

The team

This position reports to the senior digital news editor and works closely with the deputy managing editor and managing editor, as well as other members of WABE’s newsroom and journalists at partner outlets.

Our newsroom is a collaborative and supportive environment where reporters, producers, hosts, and editors work together to elevate everyone’s work. At WABE, we share sources and story ideas, help each other out when needed, and celebrate one another’s successes.

We believe in

• Collaboration

1. We work together as a newsroom on series and projects

2. At times we work with other departments in our organization, such as on events that showcase the newsroom’s work

3. We work with other news organizations to produce content that is richer and more substantial than we could achieve on our own

• Diversity

1. We support a diverse group of voices in the newsroom, speaking up to make sure we are covering the right things at the right time, and to add to the richness and accuracy of our stories

2. We believe in stretching our boundaries to tell stories that traditional media can often miss

3. We care about hearing from a variety of people in our reporting

4. We issue feedback to management when problems or opportunities arise

• Development

1. It is important to newsroom leadership that everyone on the team learns and grows

2. We aim to play to each person’s strengths while we work together to improve areas that need more development

3. Newsroom leadership encourages cross-training to allow people to learn about other positions on the team, including potential opportunities to report, host, produce, and edit.

4. We encourage staff to participate in fellowships, grants, and training opportunities outside of WABE

• Wellness

1. Newsroom leadership believes journalists deliver more impactful and powerful stories when they are in a good place physically, emotionally, and mentally

2. Our newsroom provides a free membership to scores of metro Atlanta YMCAs, free access to the Insight Timer app, and flexibility in scheduling in coordination with direct supervisors

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. Will require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist, or lifting as required (up to 10 lbs.), filing documents, climbing, storing equipment, and working around high voltage equipment.  Proper lifting techniques are required. Working in spaces/rooms with various temperatures and lighting, confined spaces, and broadcast equipment as found in a typical technical broadcast environment in addition to working outdoors in all types of weather conditions and temperatures.


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