Digital Content Producer – (National/Remote)

The Digital Content Producer (DCP) is a seasoned digital media professional who will lead the day-to-day production of high-quality content across our growing network of local news properties.  The DCP will write, produce, curate, optimize, publish, and monitor high-quality local, regional, and national news stories for distribution across our network of web, mobile, social, and emerging media properties. The DCP works closely with local newsroom leaders, reporters, photographers, and multimedia journalists to develop, publish, and promote digital content that is highly engaging and optimized.  The DCP will help our local media properties grow by training and coaching newsroom staff and through leading by example.

Remote / Work from Home
This position is primarily a remote/work-from-home based role but may include up to 10% travel into local markets, regional hubs, SMG Corporate, industry conferences, etc. Note that travel is currently halted due to COVID-19 but is expected resume at some point in the future.


  • Strong web publishing skills including a solid understanding of SEO concepts, AP Style, headline-writing, and basic HTML
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe CS, Google Analytics, and/or other industry standard tools, as well as Microsoft Office
  • 1-3 years’ experience working in a fast-paced Newsroom environment is preferred
  • Ideal candidates will have a degree in Journalism, Communications, Digital Media, or the equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and a desire to grow with the company is a plus
  • Candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable working both independently and with others in a fast paced, remote work environment
  • Desire to be a key part of an innovative, growing team of digital journalists and take on additional responsibilities over time


  • Research, write, edit and publish time-sensitive local, regional, and national news content, with a focus on clarity, fairness, legality, spelling, grammar, punctuation and style
  • Curate and optimize national, regional, and local news stories for publication across multiple websites during key time periods. Some shifts may include early morning hours – 4am-Noon EST and some weekends.
  • Write highly-effective headlines and story summaries and pitch stories to regional and national news sites
  • Write, post, and monitor engaging social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.
  • Post breaking news quickly and accurately while maintaining open communication with local newsroom staff as stories develop
  • Optimize content structure, placement, metadata, hyperlinks, images etc.
  • Monitor real-time analytical data to determine audience engagement patterns and make data-driven decisions in order to optimize content performance


  • Competitive salary plus generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and paid time-off, plus exceptional growth opportunities.

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Standard Media Group LLC (SMG) is a broadcast and digital media company committed to delivering local news and information on multiple platforms to communities across the United States.  SMG’s future is bright and filled with exciting new opportunities as we fulfil our commitment to inform, inspire, and innovate in local markets.  In September 2019, SMG completed the acquisition of two ABC-affiliated television stations, WLNE in Providence, Rhode Island and KLKN in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In November 2019, SMG announced the acquisition of ten more network-affiliated television stations in seven U.S. markets with plans to take operational control in mid- to late-2020.  SMG’s corporate operations are based in Nashville, Tennessee with a national sales office in New York.  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.