Chronicle Paginator & Online Newsroom Marketer Job at The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA

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  • The Spokesman-Review
  • Spokane, WA

Job Description

Family-owned and operated, The Spokesman-Review is the largest most used, and most trusted news and information provider in the Inland Northwest. We strive to produce the paper every day in a supportive team environment where we are dedicated to the community we serve and the well-being of our employees!

Position: Chronicle Paginator/Online Newsroom Marketer

Status: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Salary: $40-45K/year.

Hours: Mon-Friday, 1 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Spokane, WA – On-site (SR building)

About this role: As the Chronicle Paginator and Online Newsroom Marketer, compile, report, edit and design various products for The Spokesman-Review, its website, and the Spokane Daily Chronicle e-edition. The paginator will budget stories, compile wire, factcheck, edit articles, write headlines, and design pages and graphics in a timely manner. This position will ensure the spokesman.com homepage is updated, its stories are maximizing reader engagement through links and embedded materials, and its web headlines are SEO friendly. Reader engagement includes writing newsletters about Spokesman-Review staff and newsroom products, such as special sections and projects, pushing breaking news alerts and designing visually appealing marketing products fit for the Instagram grid and other social media sites, as well as being involved in the Google news initiative. The position will also update house advertisements about newsroom products, such as the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the Community Journalism Fund. What you'll do: Edit stories for spelling, grammar, Associated Press style and clarity for the Spokane Daily Chronicle, as well as Spokesman-Review print products. Ensure fairness in stories and check for consistency with previous stories. Write headlines that are creative, accurate and fair. Web headlines must be SEO focused. Ensure the design of pages follows style guidelines. Must be able to assign stories to newsholes and know how to replace an article with another, in case of breaking news. Should know how to draw basic shapes including headline, subhead, byline, photo and jumplines using InDesign. Design, compile, edit and typeset pages across all sections. Regularly download puzzles, wire, and columns from syndicate services. Write additional information for regional wire stories, as well as local stories, for more complete reporting. Call or email S-R reporters directly when needing to confirm information or ask questions regarding articles. Design promotional materials for newspaper-hosted events, reporters, newsroom initiatives, The Chronicle, and special sections. Design, post and promote eye-catching Instagram posts and daily newsletter products, such as “In Case You Missed It. Be able to work in adverse conditions and unusual schedules when news breaks. Send updated articles online after crucial edits are made. Push breaking news online in a timely manner – must include SEO-quality web headline, summary, taglines, and formatted byline, with accurate planning date/time. Proofread pages of section fronts. Commit a revamped strategy for twitter (X) and Facebook, specifically for election and government coverage. Demonstrate good news judgment when selecting articles from outside sources, including Washington Post, New York Times, Tribune News Service, and regional wire shares Post, New York Times, Tribune News Service, and regional wire shares.

What you'll contribute to our team: • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in related fields, such as journalism, from a four-year college or university; or two-plus years of related experience and/or training in a newsroom; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Advance level using InDesign. Intermediate level using Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Entry to intermediate level using Microsoft Outlook. Advance level using Word for Windows. Typing is required. Fast typing is a plus. Blox Total CMS and Adobe InCopy experience a plus.

What we offer: We are a family owned and operated multi-business organization with a heart for the community we serve and our employees. We set you up for success by providing the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your position!

We provide: • A friendly, supportive, and professional team atmosphere. • Competitive wages and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K matching, Employee Assistance Programs, and so much more! • We believe work/life balance is key to continued success, we offer Vacation days, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and Floating Holidays! 

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