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Can you write an eye-catching headline that makes people want to click? Can you find compelling images that make stories jump off the screen? Can you engage with and reach new audiences on multiple platforms?
Come be our multimedia news producer at WBHM, an outlet named "Station of the Year" in 2021 and 2022 by the Alabama Broadcasters Association with a newsroom that also won a national Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
The multimedia news producer will oversee WBHM's online and social media news offerings. You'll work with reporters to create compelling content for the WBHM website. You'll also be the newsroom's primary voice on social media. The multimedia news producer helps ensure quality control for our online journalism. While that covers the bulk of the job, there will also be opportunities to report online and on air, particularly in breaking news situations. We're also interested to hear your ideas. What can you bring to the table to push WBHM's journalism forward?
WBHM is part of the Gulf States Newsroom, a regional collaboration among stations in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana and NPR. Our reporters are also regularly on NPR News and other national programs and podcasts.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where the station is based, was named the #1 Best Large Employer by Forbes in 2021. Birmingham is a metro area of 1.1 million people that was named one of the "best places to go in 2022" by Conde Nast Traveler.
Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered. Include two links to online content you produced or had a hand in producing.
This is a full-time position based at WBHM in Birmingham, AL. The multimedia news producer is a University of Alabama at Birmingham employee enjoying all full-time staff benefits.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
*Creates and manages WBHM's news content on social media. Promotes and shares content from WBHM and other sources.
* Works with reporters to develop compelling web and social media content.
* Edits web stories to ensure they are accurate, clear and follow editorial guidelines.
* Writes news stories, particularly in breaking news situations.
* Tracks performance of WBHM's online content
* Participate in station fundraising
* Other duties as assigned
Salary Range: $45,395 - $52,000
High school diploma and two (2) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.
Excellent communication and organizational skills and demonstrated writing ability
Familiarity with common social media platforms, tools and best practices for engagement
Knowledge of AP style
Familiarity with HTML and CSS scripts
Ability to take photos for WBHM's website
Deep knowledge of Birmingham, Alabama and the South
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.