WLNETV/ABC6
Providence
Published
November 10, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Category
TV

Description

abc (2) 

 

 

 

DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER 

 

Job Summary: 

ABC6 News in Providence, RI is looking for a seasoned digital media professional who will lead the day-to-day production of high-quality content across multiple digital platforms.  The DCM will write, produce, curate, optimize, publish, and monitor high-quality local, regional, and national news stories for distribution across ABC6’s digital platforms, including web, mobile, social, and emerging media properties. The DCM works closely with other newsroom leaders, the assignment desk, reporters, photographers, and multimedia journalists to develop, publish, and promote digital content that is highly engaging and optimized. The DCM will help our digital platforms grow by training and coaching newsroom staff and through leading by example. 

 

Core Competencies: 

  • Strong digital publishing skills including a solid understanding of SEO concepts, AP Style, headline-writing, and basic HTML 

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe CS, Google Analytics, and/or other industry standard tools, as well as Microsoft Office 

  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced Newsroom environment is preferred 

  • Ideal candidates will have a degree in Journalism, Communications, Digital Media, or the equivalent combination of experience and education 

  • Strong leadership and communication skills; desire to grow with the company is a plus 

  • Candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable working both independently and with others in a fast paced, remote work environment 

  • Desire to be a key part of an innovative, growing team of digital journalists and take on additional responsibilities over time 

 

Day-To-Day Activities: 

  • Research, write, edit, and publish time-sensitive local, regional, and national news content, with a focus on clarity, fairness, legality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style 

  • Curate and optimize national, regional, and local news stories for publication across multiple websites during key time periods. Some shifts may include early morning hours – 4am-Noon EST and some weekends. 

  • Write highly effective headlines and story summaries and pitch stories to regional and national news sites 

  • Write, post, and monitor engaging social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, etc. 

  • Post breaking news quickly and accurately while maintaining open communication with local newsroom staff as stories develop 

  • Optimize content structure, placement, metadata, hyperlinks, images etc. 

  • Monitor real-time analytical data to determine audience engagement patterns and make data-driven decisions to optimize content performance 

 

Compensation: 

  • Competitive salary plus generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and paid time-off, plus exceptional growth opportunities. 

 

 

Standard Media Group-SMG is an innovative media company serving our communities through breaking news, impactful investigative reporting and innovative multi-screen marketing services.  

Please send resume, cover letter, and links of your most creative works stating referral source to: HR@abc6.com 

Please denote how you became aware of this position in your response.  

No phone calls please.  WLNE Providence Operations, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  

  

ABC6  

10 Orms Street  

Providence, RI 02904 

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