Multimedia Platform Producer: Boston Local

  • Boston, MA
  • Full Time
  • Boston Local
  • Mid Level

Boston Local is a new hyper-local daily newsletter delivering the most engaging and culturally-relevant stories to Bostonians. The publication will focus on providing the community with the most essential daily information while curating and elevating the most interesting and timely voices in Boston. The Boston Local brand includes a daily newsletter, social channels, and live events. 

Boston Local is hiring a Multimedia Platform Producer who can produce, curate, and elevate the discussion around some of the most engaging and culturally-relevant daily content in Boston. The ideal candidate is a true hybrid: A content producer who possesses the creativity and technical  skills of a seasoned creator, while also displaying the entrepreneurial mindset of an audience specialist and social media strategist. The ideal candidate has a vision for how to inform, excite, and delight Bostonians through the voices and perspectives essential to the area’s fabric.

The producer will have a knack for seeking out the most buzzworthy topics in the community and be able to find and collaborate with local personalities to bring these stories to life. The producer will also moderate audience conversations, encouraging productive, respectful, and enlightening discussions, highlighting big ideas and active threads while monitoring trolls or spam. In doing so, the candidate will be responsible for growing social following and engagement.

The Multimedia Platform Producer will work closely with Boston Local’s Lead Writer, using social platforms and emerging content formats as an extension of the daily newsletter product. The position will also assist Boston Local’s Lead Writer in sourcing stories and relay tips and feedback from the community.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Act as Boston Local’s community manager across all platforms, including email (MailChimp and shared inboxes) and social accounts ( Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok). Daily responsibilities include:
  • Publishing original content and updates based on the Boston Local mission and editorial calendar.
  • Identifying and resharing relevant local happenings.
  • Facilitating meaningful dialogue among followers and capturing user-generated content for use across platforms.
  • Soliciting and responding to inbound feedback.
  • Onboarding and managing contributor content, including text, photo, and video.
  • Publishing sponsored content paid for by advertisers as needed.
  • Support the publication’s Lead Writer with executing the editorial calendar, leading our approach on social media and user generated content.
  • Foster key relationships on behalf of Boston Local, including: account support, and content contributors, as well as collaborations with influencers, top social accounts, and businesses around Boston. 
  • Report monthly on account growth and engagement, ultimately setting best practice guidelines.

 

Requirements:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in an social audience or community role
  • Experience in community building and moderation, as well as sourcing user-generated content
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Occasional night-time or weekend work may be required.
  • A willingness to adapt, hyper-focused on audience wants and needs, and a passion for storytelling in a variety of evolving formats.
  • Strong content judgment
     

Boston Local is affiliated with Boston Globe Media Partners but is independent from The Boston Globe and Boston.com.

Vaccination Statement:

BGMP will require that all employees, including temporary employees, co-ops, and interns, regardless of work location, provide the company Human Resources team with proof of vaccination status through the secure system that will be provided for these purposes. For those who are not vaccinated for company-approved and verified medical and/or religious reasons, that same system will also allow you to upload required weekly COVID test results. Failure to comply with or enforce any part of this policy, or misrepresentation of compliance with this policy, may result in discipline, up to and including termination of employment

EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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