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Date posted: 10/11/17

Digital Enterprise Producer

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Write Digital Enterprise Editor Henry M. Lopez at hlopez@sfnewmexican.com, @henrymlopez or 505-986-3054

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Digital Enterprise Producer

The Digital Enterprise Team at The Santa Fe New Mexican seeks a katana-sharp, digital-first newsperson to join one of the best small-market newsrooms anywhere in the United States. In September, the Santafenewmexican.com was awarded the national Best Use of Multimedia and General Excellence awards by the Inland Press Association, as judged by the Medill School of Journalism.

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 the digital journalism on all platforms. You'll help plan, lead and execute digital and multiplatform 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. The ideal candidate should bring a community-center mindset that can be channeled into social-media initiatives.

If this sounds like you, reach out with a résumé, worksamples 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 hlopez@sfnewmexican.com, @henrymlopez or 505-986-3054.

The Santa Fe New Mexican is the oldest daily newspaper in the American 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, "The City Different", in the United States and operates a state of the art printing facility that has been nationally recognized by such companies as The New York Times for the quality of its work.

The New Mexican is an equal opportunity employer.

Required experience: At least two years' experience in a newsroom as a reporter, editor, copy editor, or designer. 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.

Reports to: Digital Enterprise Editor

Salary: Negotiable

To Apply:
Henry M. Lopez
Digital Enterprise Editor
505-986-3054
hlopez@sfnewmexican.com

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