AVLtoday Asheville, NC, USA
Nov 16, 2017Full time
6AM is redefining how communities engage, communicate, connect and experience their cities. We’re rapidly growing our small team and digital products, and expanding into new markets – including the launch of AVLtoday in January 2018 . We’re eager to find an energetic, curious and driven multimedia storyteller that can effectively create dynamic daily content about Asheville’s ever-evolving city. 6AM is for highly energetic performers who thrive off a fast-paced work environment and seeing the direct impact of their work. Join us as we build upon our network of over 50,000 daily email subscribers in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston by establishing AVLtoday as Asheville’s most relevant modern media brand. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING Your responsibilities as a Multimedia Journalist will include reporting, writing, managing social media, shooting and editing stories, enterprising story ideas, developing resources and more as assigned. You will be expected to produce engaging, addictive and conversational content on a variety of platforms including the newsletter, web and social media. Brainstorm and deliver hyper-local and timely original content every day. If you can’t produce in a fast-paced dynamic environment, this probably isn’t the job for you. Discover exceptional content before it goes mainstream. If you need someone to hold your hand and assign you stories, this isn’t the job for you. Curate news, lifestyle and events-based content from local news outlets and social influencers and summarize into short-form, original content for newsletter, web and social media. Create, schedule and publish our daily email, web and social media content. Our community wakes up expecting to hear from us every day, so you can’t drop the ball on this one. Be able to compose compelling and attractive photos of events, food and empty warehouses that are soon-to-be breweries. Photo and video content is key to driving brand engagement. Manage all social media channels, including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook + Twitter. Support creation of sponsored content that achieves a balance of brand guidelines and aesthetic. Assist in creating goodwill with partner brands; brainstorming creative ways to elevate partners on social media and in the newsletter. Have an unbiased approach to content creation. Our brand doesn’t take sides, we inform our readers. Assist in the management of 1-2 interns, coaching on content and voice for the daily newsletter. Act as our eyes and ears, always seeking out new media trends and technology to help us continue to innovate the business. Be the example of an informed + engaged citizen: attend lots of community events, be in the know when it comes to local news and events and be a leader in the civic development of your region. Live and breathe the AVLtoday brand. WE’D BE FIRED UP IF YOU HAVE SOME OF THESE TRAITS We are looking for team members with strong and diverse knowledge of the region, established community relationships and a track record of success in digital media. Interest: In escaping boring 500-word deadlines, with a desire to explore new story formats and produce incredible short-form content. Personal Brand: Driven, confident, self-starter, passion, humility, sense of humor and grit. Ownership of your brand, your opinion and your voice. Know How to Hustle: Seek and absorb information, filter and adapt, purge the noise, then produce good clean content fast. Deliver & repeat! Be in the Know. Know who your audience is, what they want to hear, where they’ll be seeking the information, why they’ll want to engage and when to tell them the story. Tech Acumen. A solid understanding of social media, email campaigns (MailChimp), video editing, analytics, CMS experience (WordPress) and some graphic design skills would be a plus. Show us what we’re missing! Team Player. Outgoing individual who portrays enthusiasm while learning and working with others. Fun! Previously represented any country in a Ping Pong Championship WE’RE PUTTING OURSELVES ON THE LINE Full-time, competitive salaried position and benefits. Asheville is known as a prime place to live, work and play … Our office is, too. Flexible schedule. You can run out for that appointment, but we expect you’ll attend events after-hours, too. Leading in tech. We’re creating the future of local media, and provide the newest technology to our staff. Set you up for success. We’d love to pick up the tab for anything that supports career development. HOW TO APPLY If you dig this and want to apply, send a brief cover letter and resume to jobs@AVLtoday.com.