American Public Media
  • MPR News, Newsroom - 17HB
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • $20.67 / $43,000 - $28.85 / $60,000
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Who We Are:

MPR News has long been recognized as one of the foremost journalistic organizations in the Upper Midwest, reaching news consumers across all platforms. Reaching more than 500,000 listeners each week, the MPR News radio signal can be heard by 95 percent of Minnesotans. With news bureaus across the state, MPR News has partnerships with one of the largest TV stations in the region, KARE 11, and more than 30 newspapers. MPR News has received numerous awards for its reporting and most recently received a George Foster Peabody Award, Alfred I. DuPont Award and RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award for its investigative reporting.

Your Role:

As the Associate Digital Producer for MPR News you will perform the essential functions of the daily maintenance of digital properties, working a late afternoon/evening schedule. Your duties will include: producing and copy-editing news stories, editing photos, programming digital channels, and writing original stories. 

This job is represented by the SAG-AFTRA union

Application deadline: September 27, 2018

Position Responsibilities:

  • Prioritizing and producing stories.
  • Using solid news judgment to establish priorities of stories on the site and in production.
  • Maintaining MPR News social feeds.
  • Managing stories and related elements throughout the day as they develop.
  • Editing and producing news briefs.
  • Maintaining digital story budget so it accurately reflects the status of stories and production at any given time during the day.
  • Reading behind each story to be produced for clarity, AP style and grammar.
  • Working with visuals and photos as necessary to better tell our stories from the wire, from local and freelance photographers, etc.
  • Assigning positions to stories on the homepage, keeping in mind traffic patterns and audience needs.
  • Working with editors and reporters on developing stories, to clarify questions, and more.
  • Proposing ways to tell stories as they evolve, and work with colleagues to do so.
  • Reporting and writing original material as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years production, editorial or related work experience.
  • Proficiency with standard tools of a digital news producer, including content management systems and photo editing tools.
  • Proficiency with headline writing, photo captions, copy editing, AP style. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Ability to work seamlessly with the digital editor on duty at the same time.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated expertise with digital news production tools and willingness to learn new software applications. 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to create maps or other graphics to better explain stories.
  • Prior experience in digital audio production.
  • Fluency in Somali, Spanish or Hmong 

Reporting To This Position:  None 

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to occasionally move about in an office environment to access file cabinets, printers, etc., and remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
    • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping  
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Working Conditions:
    • Flexible schedule during busy periods
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions

 Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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