THE CHIMES // Web Producer

Basic Function and Responsibility:

The Chimes Web Producer is a key member of the web staff who works in tandem with the Online Editor to maintain and develop The Chimes Online. In addition to editing normal print content to fit the online format, this person works closely with reporters and editors to handle breaking news at any time during the week and assign additional articles to writers for exclusive web publication. The Web Producer works closely with key staff members to manage content flow, breaking key news and feature stories early and promoting them through various social media outlets.

The Web Producer is responsible for envisioning and coordinating a daily mix of text and multimedia content that establish The Chimes Online as its own publication with unique offerings to an online audience. The ideal candidate is well-connected and curious about everything that happens on campus; someone with tremendous initiative and commitment to get the news story at all costs, despite personal inconvenience; and an excellent writer who is able to work closely with members of their team and communicate effectively. He/she must also be technologically savvy, or able to learn quickly, and well-versed in social media platforms.

Duties:

  1. Help oversee daily updates to The Chimes Online.

  1. Be available to post event briefs in a timely fashion, including sporting events on the weekends. Establish relationships with writers to ensure that information such as sports scores are reported and posted via Twitter or Facebook immediately.

  1. Work closely with section editors to ensure that their deadlines are paced to meet daily requirements, and that their stories appear online as soon as possible. Help them educate their writers on web publication and enforce requirements for online elements to their stories.

  1. Manage and edit special content including blogs, and coverage of events and conferences. Communicate with Chimes photographers and Chimes videographers to obtain photographs and videos related to news stories and post online.

  1. Use Twitter and Facebook effectively to promote stories and spread breaking news alerts.

  1. Act as the second-in-command for web operations, assuming the Online Editor’s responsibilities in case of an emergency or in the absence of the Online Editor.

  1. Be able to write news-related stories in a professional manner if and when called upon. Serve as another set of eyes in copy-editing all stories for content, grammar, spelling, facts, etc as they are posted online.

  1. Coordinate advertising campaigns for The Chimes Online on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms to raise awareness of the publication and manage the image.

  1. Attend and contribute to weekly budget meetings with the rest of the staff.

Supervision Received: Chimes Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Online Editor

Supervision of Others: Bloggers

Qualifications:

General: Demonstrate a working knowledge of AP style. Savvy with computer programs including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Possess strong editing, grammar and writing skills. Demonstrate the ability to supervise a team and provide constructive criticism in a helpful and appropriate manner. Have a flexible attitude. Be invested in the work and vision of the Chimes. Show good interpersonal skills and excellent communication. Posses an attention to details that allows for the execution of a broad vision.

Education and Experiences: At the time of election or appointment, must attend or accepted to Biola as a full-time student. Prior experience working with newspapers, yearbook, magazines or prior work, class experience, or journalism is preferable.

Hours Worked: 15-20 hours per week until the end of the spring semester (This is a stipend-based position, with a $100 a week for an estimated 13 weeks. This amount subject to change.)