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About the Company:

The Baltimore Banner is a nonprofit newsroom founded to bring high-quality local journalism to the Baltimore metro area. We are creating a vibrant, strong, trustworthy, and sustainable news organization, seeking to re-imagine the future of local news. Using a multi-platform news operation, covering a broad range of topics from local government to culture and the arts. We tell stories that reflect the community, connecting neighbors, holding government institutions accountable, and making sense of the world. All this work is grounded in truth. We believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed, and whole Baltimore, surrounding counties, and the state of Maryland. 

About the role:

Reporting to the Digital Strategy Editor, we are seeking a Digital Producer to collaborate closely with our editors and reporters. Responsibilities include refining content, curating our website for an optimal reader experience, and assisting in content distribution through newsletters and social media channels.

Located in the Inner Harbor office, our workspace fosters collaboration within an open-concept environment, with a typically moderate noise level. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable all individuals, including those with disabilities, to fulfill their essential functions effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Write compelling headlines, especially for mobile and social media.
  • Curate the home page and work closely with reporters and editors to incorporate multimedia elements into stories, ensuring that photos, graphics, and videos inform and engage online readers and viewers.
  • Assist in content distribution through newsletters, alerts, and social media.
  • Collaborate with reporters and editors to envision and create digital content.
  • Consider accessibility, usability, and future-friendly web standards.
  • Occasionally write/edit and publish breaking news and weather, daily news, sports and feature stories for our website, and other social media platforms

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism or a related field. 
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a digital or web production role for a publisher, preferably a news outlet.
  • Familiarity with content management systems and newsroom workflow tools
  • Experience with visual editing, design, and/or data visualization software (such as Canva, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flourish and Datawrapper).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, content management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, online data visualization tools
  • Ability to write headlines and captions according to Banner and AP Style.
  • Detail-orientated, inquisitive nature, and devoted to learning and development.
  • Teamwork and willingness to collaborate with others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • A commitment to upholding journalist values and ethics.
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends as news dictates.

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living, and we assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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