Entercom Communications Midwest Content Producer, RADIO.COM Sports in Chicago, Illinois
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Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US
Are you a sports news fanatic with your finger on the pulse of trending digital content? RADIO.COM Sports is looking for a highly motivated, creative and detail-oriented Midwest Regional Content Producer who has the knowhow and drive to grow an audience online via multiple platforms. You live and breathe sports, and know how to identify the best moments, viral video, and news to drive social engagement, mobile traffic and video views. You can work alongside a diverse team, know best practices for posting on social media, and can market content for a digital and national audience.
The ideal candidate can ignite conversations in everything from traditional sports to the intersection of sports and culture. You have a sharp instinct of what both passionate and more casual fans will engage with, balanced with a commitment to content analytics. You thrive in a fast-paced, communication-driven team environment, and are on top of all of the latest sports news, including identifying social/Google trends and breaking news stories.
You will serve as Midwest Regional Content Producer, reporting directly to RADIO.COM Sports’ Midwest Regional Lead, with a dotted line to RADIO.COM Sports’ Managing Editor, as the second point of contact for all station sites in the region.
You will communicate daily on real-time news coverage to create content for the region’s station staffs (including WSCR, WXYT, WKRK, and KCSP), participate in regular group meetings to plan organized event strategies, fill gaps in news coverage, develop learnings from content performance data, double-down on successful content ideas, brainstorm new series concepts, and more—driving each market toward its monthly user goal.
Key Primary Duties Also Include
Produce, publish and distribute both original and syndicated articles, stories across regional site platforms, using best practices in video, SEO, and social sharing
Write in a style that is appealing for specific audiences (die-hard vs. casual sports news)
Extensive knowledge of the CHI/CLE/DET/KC sports and sports-culture landscape required, as well as broader knowledge of all teams in the Midwest
Create content that drives audience growth and engagement for Midwest station sites, focusing on local coverage that can appeal to multiple markets
Understand reporting systems like Google Analytics and how to use data to drive audience growth
Identifying newsmaking moments from radio shows and podcasts and transforming them into articles for digital consumption.
Pitching exclusive, news-making content to the national content team for press distribution and digital syndication.
Be an effective communicator with strong versatility/adaptabilty to quickly pivot toward areas of opportunity
Bachelor’s Degree is required
A minimum of 2-3 years of digital content creation experience (minimum of one year involving Midwest sports) Flexibility to work nights/weekends as needed (sports news doesn’t stop at 5 PM)
Experience writing all sports content, ranging from straight news to passionate opinion and topical/evergreen lists
Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to tell engaging stories to engage local and national audiences
Strong self-editing skills with attention to detail in grammar, punctuation, and design layout
Proven ability to grow social media reach/engagement
Ability to post an engaging headline, article text and video with instant turn-around
You understand key digital media KPIs (MAUs, ComScore) and have produced results in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to own the news cycle to make judgments and react instantaneously and independently to key breaking/viral opportunities
Deep-rooted knowledge of a variety of popular sports, with a focus on football, basketball, hockey, and baseball
Audio/video editing experience is a plus
Strong SEO knowledge and expertise
Photoshop experience is preferred, but not required
Basic MS Office skills are required. Other systems you should have working knowledge of include: Google Analytics, Chartbeat, Slack, Dataminr, as well as how to use/navigate a Content Management System
RADIO.COM is Entercom’s integrated digital platform where consumers discover and connect live with premium, curated content powered by over 235 highly rated, locally programmed radio stations and their websites, over 3,000 podcasts, audio on demand, and exclusive content across entertainment, music, news and sports. RADIO.COM offers anytime, anywhere access through our mobile app and website, home listening devices including Amazon Alexa, Echo and FireTV, Control4, Cortana, Google Home, Play and Chromecast, Grace Digital, Roku, and Sonos, as well as automotive dashboards and game consoles.
RADIO.COM Sports is the union of national coverage of major sports with the best network of local radio experts in sports media, including iconic stations such as WFAN, WEEI, and WIP. RDC Sports brings breaking news, exclusive interviews, and hard-hitting opinion on the biggest stories in sports through the lens of the authoritative local voices who know the players and teams better than anyone else.
RADIO.COM and RADIO.COM Sports are part of Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company, and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is the #1 creator of live, original local audio content in the U.S and the unrivaled leader in local radio sports and news. Home to the nation’s most influential collection of podcasts, digital and broadcast content, and premium live experiences, Entercom engages over 170 million consumers each month. Available on every device in every major U.S. market, the company delivers the industry’s most compelling live and on-demand content and experiences from voices and influencers its communities trust and love. Entercom’s robust portfolio of assets and integrated solutions offer advertisers today’s most engaged audiences through targeted reach, brand amplification and local activation—all at national scale. Learn more at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
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