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Digital News Writer
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Digital News Writer

• Intermediate Level

Summary

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is looking for a qualified candidate to create compelling news and feature content for its digital platforms and other news products. The Digital News Writer will work with reporters and producers to create digital content relevant to our audience.

Category Digital Media  Writers 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Description

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) is a non-profit organization formally called Atlanta Educational
Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a broadcast service, PBA is comprised of
WABE90.1FM, WPBA-TV30 and the digital service Atlanta PlanIt. For more information on the broadcast
service, programming and opportunities, please visit www.wabe.org

Digital News Writer

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is looking for a qualified candidate to create compelling news and feature 
content for its digital platforms and other news products. The Digital News Writer will work with 
reporters and producers to create digital content relevant to our audience. 

The Digital News Writer will work closely with the senior editor for digital and the managing editor of
WABE News on daily assignments to write and report 2-3 stories a day for WABE.org. The position
may also be asked to work with others on the digital team to perform long-range planning for PBA’s
websites, social media, and other platforms that include audio, video, and images

Accountabilities:

• Write daily news stories for use on WABE/PBA digital platforms
• Create and contribute content to increase and enhance PBA’s social media presence on current
and emerging platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube etc. and promote his or her own
stories on social media platforms
• Propose, conceive, and execute digital feature stories
• Manage the WABE website, editing and curating stories using digital tools for data, audio and
visual effects and using analytics and latest best practices to make stories attractive to digital
users.
• Collaborate with radio and digital teams to adapt stories for web using best practices; training and
assisting staff as needed.
• Work with news staff to adapt and create original content for the website.
• Explore new technologies and improve use of current technologies.
• Document and verify the continued growth of WABE’s digital audience by tracking metrics using
Google Analytics and other tools. Must understand the fundamentals of web analytics, types of
traffic etc. and be able to act based on the analysis.
• Create multimedia presentations using photos, video, graphics, data visualization tools etc.
• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications, preferably with an emphasis on journalism, 
broadcasting or equivalent work experience.
• Three years of experience working in digital journalism
• Impeccable news judgement and ethics
• Excellent writing and editing skills, proficient in AP Style
• Experience with video and audio production tools, photography, social media
• Web development experience is a plus.
• Working knowledge of Google Analytics, Digital Content Management Systems (Word Press or
similar software) and other web and Microsoft fundamentals.
• Must be a resident in the Atlanta area or willing to relocate for the position

Work Environment & Physical Demands:  The physical demands and work environment described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a
level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or
lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting
techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office
equipment as found in a typical office environment. Position, at least initially, will be located off-site in
accordance with station policy on off-site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must
be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off-site
work conditions are lifted. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required to support
departmental events or during high volume work periods.

Submit resume, cover letter and examples of work to:

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Attention: Human Resources
740 Bismark Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Fax: 678-553-3026
Apply online at:www.wabe.org
Email: jobs@pba.org
EOE


 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day, Evening, Overnight
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