Digital Content Manager (DCM)

ABC6 News in Providence, RI is looking for a seasoned digital media professional who will lead the day-to-day production of high-quality content across multiple digital platforms. The DCM will write, produce, curate, optimize, publish, and monitor high-quality local, regional, and national news stories for distribution across ABC6’s digital platforms, including web, mobile, social, and emerging media properties. The DCM works closely with other newsroom leaders, the assignment desk, reporters, photographers, and multimedia journalists to develop, publish, and promote digital content that is highly engaging and optimized. The DCM will help our digital platforms grow by training and coaching newsroom staff and through leading by example.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong digital publishing skills including a solid understanding of SEO concepts, AP Style, headline-writing, and basic HTML
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe CS, Google Analytics, and/or other industry standard tools, as well as Microsoft Office
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced Newsroom environment is preferred
  • Ideal candidates will have a degree in Journalism, Communications, Digital Media, or the equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong leadership and communication skills; desire to grow with the company is a plus
  • Candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable working both independently and with others in a fast paced, remote work environment
  • Desire to be a key part of an innovative, growing team of digital journalists and take on additional responsibilities over time

DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES:

  • Research, write, edit, and publish time-sensitive local, regional, and national news content, with a focus on clarity, fairness, legality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Curate and optimize national, regional, and local news stories for publication across multiple websites during key time periods. Some shifts may include early morning hours – 4am-Noon EST and some weekends.
  • Write highly effective headlines and story summaries and pitch stories to regional and national news sites
  • Write, post, and monitor engaging social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.
  • Post breaking news quickly and accurately while maintaining open communication with local newsroom staff as stories develop
  • Optimize content structure, placement, metadata, hyperlinks, images etc.
  • Monitor real-time analytical data to determine audience engagement patterns and make data-driven decisions to optimize content performance

COMPENSATION:

  • Competitive salary plus generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and paid time-off, plus exceptional growth opportunities.

NEXT STEPS:

Please email resume, cover letter and links of your most creative works (stating referring source) to: hr@abc6.com.

This is an excellent opportunity to live and work in the gorgeous Ocean State! We have miles and miles of beautiful beaches. Providence has an exploding arts scene and endless food options.

No phone calls please.

Business Manager/HR

WLNE ABC6

10 Orms Street, Suite 300

Providence, RI 02904

Standard Media Group LLC (SMG) is a broadcast and digital media company committed to delivering local news and information on multiple platforms to communities across the United States. SMG’s future is bright and filled with exciting new opportunities as we fulfil our commitment to inform, inspire, and innovate in local markets. SMG’s corporate operations are based in Nashville, Tennessee with a national sales office in New York. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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