Content Producer- WI

Courier Newsroom – Madison, Wisconsin
Department Courier Newsroom
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Courier Newsroom

 

Content Producer- WI

 

Location: WI

 

The Content Producer at Courier Newsroom, a non-profit-owned digital news corporation, will be the primary producer of aggregated content for the state site. The person in this role should have the drive to engage and grow online audiences in the state. This person will write a daily newsletter targeted for communities in the state, aggregate 2 - 3 stories from partner newsrooms per day, and produce 3 - 5 original articles every month. The Content Producer is the glue that holds together the creative and analytics team at the national level with the Reporter and Managing Editor at the state level. 

 

Reporting to: 

State Managing Editor 

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 2 - 3 years of experience writing and/or aggregating content for a site, preferably a news site.  

  • Strong writing and content aggregation skills. 

  • Demonstrated familiarity of writing for various social media platforms + digital advertising platforms

  • Strong project and time management skills

  • Strong partnership, people and communication skills

  • Ability to drive original content while also reacting to breaking news and other trending stories. 

  • A drive to constantly learn, evolve and share best practices 

  • Comfort with a fast-paced and constantly changing work environment and ability to perform within it

Job Responsibilities

  • Newsletter: Write a daily newsletter focusing on state-level news and national news when there’s an impact on the state

  • Aggregating content: Choose 2-3 stories per day from other news outlets and turn them into an article from our point of view

  • Original writing: Write ~3-5 original articles every month

  • Partnership building: Work with partner organizations to spotlight issues or stories they care about

  • Content creation: Compile a weekly ’things to do’ list for readers and separating by city/region

  • Social media: Write social copy for posts, schedule them and push them out onto platforms as needed

  • Creative team: Work alongside design/creative team to develop creative materials as needed

  • Other: Develop and execute other ideas for creative content, including working with local animal shelters to feature an adoptable animal each week and/or compiling a list of local/state “influencers” who are influential in your community 

Courier Newsroom is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions. 

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  • Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Department
    Courier Newsroom
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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