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Digital News Producer (September 2022)

Hawai‘i Public Radio is looking for a digital news producer to join our growing newsroom. Yes, “radio” is in the name of the organization, but HPR is looking to expand its reach and tell stories in new and unique ways. The digital space gives us the opportunity to tell stories with photos, videos and text, but at the heart of HPR is great audio storytelling. Our goal is for our audience to access HPR content whenever, wherever and however they want to do so.

You’ll work with colleagues to highlight our reporting and help expand the content and context of our online/digital platforms, while keeping in mind the needs and interests of our state-wide island community. The goal is to deliver HPR’s award-winning journalism through several different channels, and to increase our audience beyond traditional radio listeners.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with digital platforms and their use in news organizations.
  • Experience in journalism, working in teams and producing content on deadlines.
  • Experience with Chartbeat, Google Analytics and analyzing website traffic.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, demonstrated news judgment.
  • Familiarity with Hawai‘i. 
  • Familiarity with content management systems and AP style is a must. Familiarity with public radio and Adobe Audition is a plus.
  • Willingness to pick up the phone, talk with and get information from a wide range of people from government officials to community activists, scientists to business executives, under-represented voices and listeners with ideas.   

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

  • Work with reporters, producers and editors to develop and post news content on HPR’s digital platforms, including but not limited to the website homepage, station app, NPR One, and social media accounts. Assists in finding photos and other relevant graphics to enhance web story.
  • Work with the news team to highlight and elevate special content by using most appropriate digital platforms.
  • Maintain schedule for web posts, story updates, special coverage promotions and other content.
  • Research, pitch and manage digital products to enhance HPR’s content distribution, such as podcasts and email newsletters 

POSITION DUTIES

  • Maintain current and relevant local news content on the station's website and primary social media pages. Write appropriate, compelling and SEO-friendly headlines.
  • Rotate NPR, AP and other relevant partner content through daily news flow.
  • Edit broadcast audio recordings to upload to the station's website and NPR One. 
  • Be alert for and responsive to breaking and developing news of importance to our community of listeners and write/update stories as necessary.
  • Envision and create original content as needed to supplement other station coverage.
  • Assist with production of HPR’s weekly email newsletter, Island Insider.
  • Track digital audience trends and other engagement metrics when it comes to news content.
  • Be part of evolution of digital coverage on HPR; open to novel approaches to story presentation and audience engagement.
  • Monitor station social media accounts and email for both news and listener interaction.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments including marketing and membership on station-wide digital priorities and strategy
  • Participate in HPR’s fundraising drives, as needed

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Vice President & News Director Bill Dorman: bdorman@hawaiipublicradio.org.

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