Digital News Journalist (Multimedia Journalist)
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana


Department

RADIO-TELEVISION SERVICES (BL-RTVS-IUBLA)

Department Information

The News Team of Indiana University Radio & Television Services is seeking a hardworking, detail-oriented, well-informed, and digitally savvy individual to join the team as a Digital News Journalist.

To learn more about WTIU/WFIU, visit our website here.

Job Summary

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Develops stories for our ever-growing online audience.
  • Works closely with the WFIU/WTIU News Bureau Chief, the Digital News Journalist provides editorial oversight of newsroom content produced for all its digital platforms. Whether as part of a team or working solo, this position ensures the WFIU/WTIU news site has exciting, appealing and current digital content daily that will encourage audience engagement and grow our audience.
  • Ensures all materials produced for Web meet the WFIU/WTIU News Bureau's program standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
  • Works independently to create web-only stories or web-first stories that are in-depth, visual and explanatory.
  • Generates ideas and processes for supplemental web content.
  • Acts as a news consumer who understands the public broadcasting audience and submits story ideas each day that are original and well-defined.
  • Produces and distributes a daily e-newsletter that includes the top news of the day and is emailed to thousands of people every day. Makes decisions quickly and independently.
  • Collaborates with reporters to build sortable tables, maps and infographics. Work with reporters to build out their stories for the web e.g.: adding slideshows, graphics, etc.
  • Builds audience through social media, engages with commenters on posts and encourages online discussion.
  • Reports directly to the News Bureau Chief.
General Responsibilities
  • Creates stories for multiple media platforms, including radio, television, podcast, and online productions, that meet production standards and deadlines.
  • Independently seeks out news focuses, researches information, interprets conflicting data, pitches ideas, writes in-depth articles, and prepares related program materials and segments for broadcast; research may involve time spent in the field conducting interviews.
  • Ensures all materials produced are engaging and meet professional journalistic standards and practices, including standards for accuracy, ethics, fairness, objectivity, and balance.
  • Serves as a consultant to Indiana Public Broadcasting stations and coordinates with stations to provide contributions to national and regional networks; manages partnerships with news organizations to ensure news coverage is representative of all parts of Indiana.
  • May review peer journalists' stories and offer content suggestions.
  • May manage social media content and activity.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required
  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast media, journalism, liberal arts, or a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

Required
  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

The selected candidate will be offered up to $40,000.08 a year based on experience.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Core

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Marketing & Communications

Job Family: Journalism

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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