Digital Multimedia Journalist

Job Locations USA-CA-Los Angeles
ID
2022-4669
Category
Digital
Type
Regular

Overview

 

Are you a local news, sports, and entertainment fanatic with your finger on the pulse of trending content?


KNX News 97.1 FM is expanding its digital news operation and is looking for talented digital journalists with solid news judgment, newsgathering skills, and a passion for local news and audio storytelling. The digital team works across all platforms, from the web to social media to smart speakers. This position is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal listening audience over many years.

 

The Digital Multimedia Journalist reports to the Digital Managing Editor and is responsible for executing content production on all digital platforms, including newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. They pitch ideas and write for various platforms while adhering to the organization's style guide and closely monitor breaking news and analytics to help the brand achieve its goals.


The ideal candidate is a quick-thinking self-starter and resourceful reporter with strong writing skills and the ability to ignite engagement on topics ranging from local politics to pop culture. You have a sharp instinct of what readers will engage with and are on top of breaking news, human interest, viral, and cultural stories with a commitment to content analytics. You thrive in a fast-paced, communication-driven team environment and can take direction well.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Create, produce, and optimize content for use across all digital platforms
  • Write and edit headlines and text to position content for maximum engagement on social media
  • Help grow the brand's social media followers and referrals to our website
  • Engage and respond to followers in real time
  • Brainstorm and execute innovative new social strategies, test new platforms, and expand social monetization opportunities
  • Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, AP, etc.)
  • Collaborate with digital and broadcast staff to advance and tailor stories and other content for social
  • Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters
  • Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
  • 2-3+ years of digital content experience
  • Flexibility to work nights/weekends as needed (news doesn’t stop at 5 p.m.)
  • Outstanding news judgment, ability to work under deadline pressure and strong writing skills
  • Strong self-editing skills with keen attention to detail in grammar, punctuation, and design layout
  • Command of best practices on all social media platforms
  • Experience with content management/online publishing systems
  • Proactive, organized, and self-motivated with a team mentality
  • Understands web and social analytics and how to interpret data

 

Preferred:

  • Passion for local news, podcasts, and digital media
  • Ability to evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under deadline pressure
  • Willingness to experiment and innovate
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Premiere, or other comparable photo and video editing software

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and/or ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. A valid driver’s license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and, if the position requires use of applicant’s own vehicle, proof of insurance, is required.

 

NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

 

To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.  If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you are not vaccinated, or partially vaccinated currently, but willing to become fully vaccinated, we invite you to still apply.

 Audacy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we recognize that some individuals may have a sincerely held religious belief as it pertains to the practice of immunization or a medical disability which may prevent them from becoming vaccinated.   Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a sincere religious belief or medical disability may request an accommodation. We request that you refrain from discussing religious beliefs or medical conditions during the interview process.  If you believe you need an accommodation, you will have an opportunity to submit your request during the interview process.  All requests for accommodation will remain confidential and reviewed by selected individuals within the HR department.  We cannot guarantee that all requests for accommodation will be granted. Please refer to our EEO policy and statement below.

Vaccination Requirements

To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the communities we serve, we require all incoming employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.  If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination, which will be kept confidential. If you are not vaccinated, or partially vaccinated currently, but willing to become fully vaccinated, we invite you to still apply.

 

Audacy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive work environment for all and we recognize that some individuals may have a sincerely held religious belief as it pertains to the practice of immunization or a medical disability which may prevent them from becoming vaccinated.   Individuals who cannot be fully vaccinated due to a sincere religious belief or medical disability may request an accommodation. We request that you refrain from discussing religious beliefs or medical conditions during the interview process.  If you believe you need an accommodation, you will have an opportunity to submit your request during the interview process.  All requests for accommodation will remain confidential and reviewed by selected individuals within the HR department.  We cannot guarantee that all requests for accommodation will be granted. Please refer to our EEO policy and statement below.

About Us

Audacy, Inc. (NYSE: AUD) is a scaled, multi-platform audio content and entertainment company with the country’s best radio broadcasting group, a leader in virtually every segment of audio, and America’s #1 creator of original, premium audio.  Audacy engages over 170 million consumers each month, bringing people together around the news, sports, podcasts and music that matter to them. Learn more at www.audacyinc.com, Facebook (Audacy Corp) and Twitter (@AudacyCorp).

EEO

Audacy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Audacy affords equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion or religious creed, sex/ gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (over 40), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Consistent with our commitment to equal employment opportunity, we provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistance in applying electronically for a position with Audacy, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship. To request a reasonable accommodation for this purpose, please call 1-610-660-5614. Please note that this phone number is to be used solely to request an accommodation with respect to the online application process. Calls for any other reason will not be returned. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.