Platforms Lead Producer (AJC)

Cox Enterprises
Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 27, 2024
Mar 01, 2024
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
The AJC's mission is to be the most essential and engaging source of news and information for the people of Atlanta, of Georgia and the South. To achieve that mission, we will transform ourselves from a storied daily newspaper into a modern media company. Where reporters, product ninjas, video/audio masters, digital gurus and many more are delivering work across diverse creative platforms, industries and borders.

To help us achieve this, we are seeking someone to help lead the platforms team in day-to-day execution of our strategy across the AJC mobile app and other platforms.

This person will work closely with the Platforms Editor, helping to supervise and coach a team of platform producers, while participating in daily and weekly planning calls with the content teams and leadership to ensure that we are presenting our top news to our audience and driving engagement.

This position will lead efforts to test, measure and iterate on a variety of strategies to build audience and increase engagement, with a strong emphasis on results and metrics-driven decision making.

In this position you will:

  • In partnership with the Platforms Editor, own the execution of daily plans for news coverage across the main site and mobile apps, with the goal of increasing engagement and CTRs
  • Lead planning for the next day's news coverage to ensure seamless hand-off between shifts and create expected priorities for digital producers
  • Act as lead for placement, prioritization, and positioning during breaking news (during shift hours)
  • Coach an enthusiastic team of digital producers with the goal of showcasing our highest-value content and growing audience engagement with all of our products
  • Work with leaders to execute strategy for increasing engagement and conversions on our platforms
  • Work with digital producers, editors and writers on innovative packages and new ways of storytelling on our owned and operated platforms


What we expect you to have to be ready:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in journalism, product development, or related field; with a Bachelor's degree must have at least four (4) years of experience
  • May have a Master's degree with at least two (2) years of experience or Ph.D with up to 1 year of experience or must have at least eight (8) years of total experience in relevant fields.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a digital producer in a fast-paced operational role
  • Experience in managing news platforms to drive reader engagement and build brand
  • Experience in journalism and strong news judgement
  • Knowledge on the most recent trends in digital news media
  • An ability to take and give constructive criticism
  • Passion and belief in local, regional and statewide journalism and its role as a societal change agent
  • Familiarity and experience in using audience metrics to drive tactical as well as strategic decisions on content production and resource allocation
  • Understanding of journalism standards and media ethics
  • Reliable automobile transportation required.
  • Reliable internet service for remote work environment required.
  • Ability to work weekend and unusual hours as dictated by news events

Preferred Experience in one or more of the following:

  • Newspapers, magazines, media, technology, or related field
  • Experience working in a breaking news environment
  • Social, interactive, or digital media

While this position allows hybrid work, it will be based in metro Atlanta and the editor will be expected to be onsite in our Atlanta office on a regular basis.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses - which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications - is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today!

Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k , and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page .

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