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Politico seeks a digital producer

July 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

POLITICO is seeking a Digital Producer who is passionate about journalism and looking to kick start a career in a newsroom. The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment and be able to navigate a professional newsroom with good humor and grace, regardless of everchanging circumstances. You can tackle any challenges that arise and enjoy solving problems all while being detail oriented. You’re able to multi-task without losing focus and prioritize multiple projects while juggling several competing deadlines – you are eager, but realistic about taking on more projects without sacrificing quality. Your written and verbal communication skills make you an approachable “go-to” for relaying messages to senior colleagues inside and outside of the newsroom.

What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with our reporters and editors to copy edit and publish POLITICO’s content adhering to Associated Press and in-house copy-editing standards
  • Add art, produce/test links and schedule alerts and calendar events
  • File and tag stories in the content management system (CMS) while troubleshooting any snags and glitches that arise
  • Communicate with reporters and editors onsite and offsite, while maintaining a calm demeanor in sometimes hectic news cycles
  • Beat out the competition by breaking news via alerts and social media, and you’ll push stories to the top of search results with smart SEO
  • Work under exhilarating deadlines to transform a story from a text file to a journalistic work of art, outfitting it with powerful photos, sharp sidebars and the latest videos
  • Serve as the final say before publishing our work
  • Note that producers new to the team typically work late weekday or weekend hours. The desk is staffed from 4:30am to midnight on Monday through Thursday, from 4:30am to 10 pm on Friday, and from 8 am to 10 pm on Saturday and Sunday

Team Culture:

The Production team is one of the largest in the newsroom and is dynamic and fast-paced. You will have the opportunity to work on both short and long-term projects and collaborate with your direct team members and the broader newsroom

What You’ll Need:

  • Passion for digital media and journalism
  • A desire to build on your knowledge of politics and policy issues
  • B.A./B.S. or equivalent (preferably in Journalism, Political Science or English)
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, ideally an internet publication or newsroom
  • Working knowledge of AP Style
  • Exposure to content management systems (CMS) and HTML is also a plus
  • Availability to work flexible hours to meet publishing needs is a must — POLITICO wins not only the morning but the nights and weekends, too!
  • Working knowledge of national and congressional politics is extremely helpful with the desire to continue to learn

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.

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