Job Description:

The News Team of Indiana University Radio & Television Services is seeking a hardworking, detail-oriented, well-informed and digitally-savvy individual to join the team as a Digital News Journalist.

To learn more about WTIU/WFIU, visit our website here.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Develops stories for our ever-growing online audience.
  • Works closely with the WFIU/WTIU News Bureau Chief, the Digital News Journalist provides editorial oversight of newsroom content produced for all its digital platforms. Whether as part of a team or working solo, this position ensures the WFIU/WTIU news site has exciting, appealing and current digital content daily that will encourage audience engagement and grow our audience.
  • Ensures all materials produced for Web meet the WFIU/WTIU News Bureau’s program standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
  • Works independently to create web-only stories or web-first stories that are in-depth, visual and explanatory.
  • Generates ideas and processes for supplemental web content.
  • Acts as a news consumer who understands the public broadcasting audience and submits story ideas each day that are original and well-defined.
  • Produces and distributes a daily e-newsletter that includes the top news of the day and is emailed to thousands of people every day. Makes decisions quickly and independently.
  • Collaborates with reporters to build sortable tables, maps and infographics. Work with reporters to build out their stories for the web e.g.: adding slideshows, graphics, etc.
  • Builds audience through social media, engages with commenters on posts and encourages online discussion.
  • Reports directly to the News Bureau Chief.

General Responsibilities

  • Creates stories for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, podcast, and online productions, that meet production standards and deadlines.
  • Independently seeks out news focuses, researches information, interprets conflicting data, pitches ideas, writes in-depth articles, and prepares related program materials and segments for broadcast; research may involve time spent in the field conducting interviews.
  • Ensures all materials produced are engaging and meet professional journalistic standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, ethics, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
  • Serves as a consultant to Indiana Public Broadcasting stations and coordinates with stations to provide contributions to national and regional networks; manages partnerships with news organizations to ensure news coverage is representative of all parts of Indiana.
  • May review peer journalists' stories and offer content suggestions.
  • May manage social media content and activity.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, or a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

Required

  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
Organization: 
Job Location: 
Bloomington, IN
United States
Job Category: 
Reporting
Job Type: 
Full time
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