Department: Global Press Journal
Location: Washington D.C.
Compensation: Base salary: $60,000 -$75,000 DOE. Benefits include health, vision, dental, matching 401k, Duty of Care, travel and more.
Deadline to receive applications: Rolling
* We will review applications on a rolling basis, aiming to get the right candidate in place no later than May 15, 2020.
Global Press Journal is looking for an experienced web producer to join our growing D.C.-based team. Part producer and part project manager, this role will manage content on GlobalPressJournal.com, our award-winning publication. From managing the publication schedule to loading and producing stories for a dynamic global audience, this role will also project manage the redesign of the site. We’re looking for someone to work alongside the Creative Director in rethinking how Global Press Journal tells stories to local and global audiences. The successful candidate will be a powerful collaborator, a fearless risk taker and a bold critical thinker. Applicants MUST have newsroom web experience.
Curate the stories. Load the website ensuring storytelling opportunities are realized in the layout. Give feedback on headlines, teasers and photos. Curate the homepage and archive pages to ensure robust user experiences that showcase the best of Global Press Journal stories.
Manage the big projects. Project manage the complete redesign of GlobalPressJournal.com, prioritizing both the local-language reader and the English-language reader. Collaborate with the Creative Director, in-house editors and the offsite development team to ensure that deadlines and expectations are met. Create and test innovative new features and think big about the future of how Global Press stories are consumed worldwide.
Be a reader advocate. Create and design high-impact storytelling opportunities online through the lens of Global Press Journal’s six storytelling priorities (autonomy, development, earth, innovation, migration, power). Manage the social media publication calendar to ensure stories are accurately represented and are reaching global audiences. Lead the design and distribution of the weekly newsletter to seize brand loyalty opportunities. Monitor traffic trends across platforms for engagement opportunities.
A producer’s average day will likely include:
• Attending team meetings with reporters in GPJ coverage countries
• Loading stories into WordPress for publication
• Brainstorming creative storytelling opportunities with reporters, editors, illustrators, graphic designers and researchers
• Testing and innovating on the latest web developments and user experience updates
• Designing Instagram stories or other visually dazzling social media posts to draw readers to the website
• Collaborate with the Visuals Editor to curate photo galleries, leverage drone footage or push other visual boundaries
• Offer feedback for how stories can improve to better serve the needs of GPJ’s growing readership
More about you:
You’re experienced. You have 3-5 years of professional newsroom experience, specifically working in digital production. You have professional experience beyond internships.
You are creative. You have a keen eye for design and can dissect GPJ’s unique aesthetic. You have a strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS, the Adobe Creative Suite and other key tools.
You’re organized. You are a systems-level thinker who loves to design and follow processes. You know how to manage your time and are respectful of how you manage your colleagues’ time. You can think big (goals) and work small (tasks) to advance the mission and vision of Global Press everyday.
You’re a self starter. You get things done. No one has to ask you twice. You own your mistakes and you aren’t afraid to fail.
You’re a critical thinker. You love solving problems, reframing challenges and coming up with creative solutions.
You believe in our work. You are genuinely curious about the world around you and you see the opportunity to revolutionize international journalism as the job of a lifetime! You believe in our model and you believe you can make it better.
More about Global Press Journal
We’re growing. Global Press is an innovative and ethical media company that has been growing at a steady and sustainable pace for the last 14 years. We currently operate independent news bureaus in more than 40 global communities.
We operate on a training-to-employment model. Global Press is made up of three divisions: Global Press Institute, Global Press Journal and Global Press News Services. You will be employed by Global Press Journal. Read about the other brands here.
We live by our values: Dignity, Diversity, Transparency, Excellence. Those words aren’t just a slogan to us.
We’re committed to diversity. 100% of GPJ reporters are female. Our global staff is made up of men and women of different ages, races, religions, educational backgrounds, political beliefs, sexual orientations, abilities and senses of humor.
• Competitive salary
• Health, dental, vision insurance
• Matching 401K
• Unlimited PTO
• An easy-to-access office across from the Eastern Market Metro
• $2,500 yearly professional development stipend
• Access to an in-office gym
Interested in applying?
Write a brief cover letter in the body that explains why you are the right person for this job. Attach your CV. All emails should be sent to [email protected] with the subject Web Producer. We will acknowledge receipt, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview within 2 weeks of initial application.
Photo at top by Mayela Sanchez, Global Press Journal Mexico