11Alive is looking for a multi-platform producer to help redefine the way local news is covered. We’re looking for self-starting journalists with proven reputations who are eager to discover the next big story. Our ideal candidates want to take what used to be known as the assignment desk to the next level. Ideally, this candidate would have great people skills, knowledge of the metro Atlanta area and the ability to develop great sources and contacts. They possess expert social media skills and have a proven track record of mining social data to find and develop stories.
In this role, you will:
Use social media mining tools (CrowdTangle, TweetDeck, Dataminr, Facebook) discover unique content.
Develop contacts and sources to be used in newsgathering operations.
Research stories for facts and credibility.
Enterprise and develop news stories.
Respond to viewer phone calls and emails.
Organize press releases and maintain relationships with public relations coordinators.
Use consumer analytics in determining on-air content.
Coordinate multiple crews and breaking stories simultaneously.
Shoot, edit and write news stories for all platforms (on-air, online, social media) when needed.
Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
Organizational skills and ability to work independently and multi-task confidently under tight deadlines
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Previous assignment desk experience preferred
2-5 years of experience preferred
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
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