Friday, October 13, 2006

Be a Web Producer for the Roanoke Times

Web Producer
Job Code: 874
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: None/Not Specified
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Experienced
Education: Bachelors Degree
Category: Publishing

Position Summary:
Roanoke.com, winner of ONA’s General Excellence award in 2006 and named the 2006 Best Overall Newspaper-Related Web Site by Editor and Publisher and Mediaweek magazines, is seeking an innovative and talented web producer to help us pursue journalistic and storytelling excellence.

The producer will be expected to work with reporters and editors from The Roanoke Times, as well as producers and developers from the Web site to create compelling and cutting-edge projects for Roanoke.com. When breaking news hits, this position will ensure our online coverage puts us ahead of the competition. The online content team works in the newsroom and collaborates with print staffers.

Candidates for this position will be expected to learn quickly, provide creative ideas, work collaboratively with others, and develop innovative means to attract and retain new users.

The Roanoke Times is a 97,000 circulation daily owned by Landmark Communications, which also owns The Virginian Pilot, the Greensboro News & Record, The Weather Channel and dozens of smaller dailies, weeklies and broadcast outlets. We work in a team environment and offer excellent pay, health and dental insurance, 401(k), pension plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement and outstanding growth opportunities within Landmark.
We're located in a city that offers a great quality of life and the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Roanoke Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a letter of introduction, work samples and resume to Online Editor John Jackson, The Roanoke Times, PO Box 2491, Roanoke, VA 24010 or via email at john.jackson@roanoke.com.

Requirements:
Exceptional computer skills, especially with Photoshop, (X)HTML, Flash and CSS.
Familiarity with audio and video editing.
Attention to detail and a proven ability to meet multiple deadlines in a daily production environment.
An interest in emerging technology and trends and seeking creative means to apply them to the Web site.
Ability to work flexible hours, including mornings, nights and weekends.

Apply online.

Skills Desired:
Web Development -> HTML
Graphics Design -> Adobe Photoshop

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