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Producer III

December 03, 2005 - February 17, 2011
Location:Nashville, TN
Salary Range:$23.46 - $35.19/hr
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Information Center
Description:The Tennessean is seeking people to apply a high level of judgment and creativity in producing news, entertainment and other content in a way that meets audience and brand goals of the Tennessean. The job requires a high level of technical proficiency and understanding about all of the Tennessean's platforms. This individual should regularly demonstrate a high level of innovation and leadership. This job entails editing and producing local copy and digital content for multiple platforms, writing headlines and other display type for the web and print, and proofing work. This individual has specific areas of expertise and may make decisions in determining specific website content.
Duties:Read copy (stories, graphics, cutlines, postings, etc.) for accuracy, style, fairness, spelling, grammar and context. Edit and produce copy that meets standards on basic skills, including accuracy, fairness, credibility, ethics, math literacy, legal knowledge, clean copy and mainstreaming. Determine appropriate breakouts and refers. Proof pages as appropriate. Help generate ideas for new content.

Write precise and artful headlines that sell the story and engage readers. Write captivating headlines for the web, taking into account SEO and key word elements. Write web summaries and promos for sites and landing pages.

Ensure that photos, graphics, videos properly illustrate stories. Post stories, photo galleries, audio slideshows, videos, pdfs and other content. Create photo galleries, polls, or other digital content. Embed links to appropriate content. Add, remove or adjust stories, visuals and interactive components on our website, as appropriate. Suggest visual story-telling opportunities. Develop ideas for improving presentation and delivering information online.

Use SiteCatalyst to determine traffic patterns and adjust content accordingly. Use social networking to push content.

Respond to readers, site visitors.
Qualifications:College degree preferred, 8 years previous journalism experience, including editing and headline writing, at a daily news operation preferred.

This individual should be a wordsmith who can craft compelling entry points in prose. Copy editing, headline writing, computer and web skills, research and fact-checking skills, and communication skills are required.

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