Digital Enterprise Producer
The Santa Fe New Mexican (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
The Digital Enterprise Team at The Santa Fe New Mexican seeks a katana-sharp, digital-first person to join one of the best small-market newsrooms anywhere.
As Digital Enterprise Producer you’ll play a leadership role in maintaining and growing the operation’s reputation under the tutelage of the Digital Enterprise Editor. This isn’t a position for someone who just wants to be a Posting Monkey or play on Facebook. You’re going to work hard while bringing your own sense of creative exuberance to digital journalism on all platforms. You’ll help plan, lead and execute multiplatform, digital projects, keep the trains running on time and help develop the audience with the help of a talented crew.
Members of the Digital Enterprise Team are expected to produce content through a variety of media, including text, social-media, photography and video. This is the kind of role for someone who knows how to think big and get results in a team environment — not lone wolves.
While you’ll be called on to head out to the field to produce stories, video, and photography for the website and newspaper, you’ll be the primary in-office producer supporting the team. That might mean performing data-analysis and visualizing that data for use online and print, cutting together a video feature shot by a photographer or designing a compelling homepage to highlight The New Mexican’s watchdog and feature journalism.
Your best asset is you. While there are plenty of technical skills you’ll bring, we expect you to be a quick learner and rise to the challenges that pop up in the ever-changing digital-publishing world. The ideal candidate thrives on keeping up to date on emerging trends and techniques while learning how to filter out the signal of innovation from the noise of fads. An ideal candidate should bring a community-center mindset that can be channeled into social-media initiatives.
How to Apply
If this sounds like you, reach out with a résumé, work samples and multimedia links. Including a cover letter. Ditch the clichés and spend your time talking about your vision for local digital news and your role in that vision. If you want to reach out directly, write Digital Enterprise Editor Henry M. Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org, @henrymlopez or 505-986-3054.
The Santa Fe New Mexican is among the oldest daily newspapers in the West, dating back to 1849 and has operated under the ownership of the Martin-McKinney family for more than a half century. The company’s newsroom is nestled downtown in the oldest capital city in the United States and operates a state-of-the-art printing facility.
The New Mexican is an equal opportunity employer.
Required experience: At least two years’ experience as a reporter, editor, photographer, copy editor, or designer in a media organization. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to work independently, make quick decisions, exercise strong news judgement and see projects through to completion. Candidate should be able to lift and carry 25 pounds regularly.
Desired experience: Photographic and video editing experience. Strong writing skills. Ability to produce print and interactive graphics. Ability to nurture a conversational social-media presence that feels like there’s an actual person behind the curtain. Demonstrated ability to identify necessary skills sets while developing plans to attain those skills. Ability to manage from the middle. Spanish language skills a plus. Solid photography and web experience a major plus.
Reports to: Digital Enterprise Director
Salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience