What does a Web Producer do?
Web producers work in a hybrid position that combines aspects of journalism, design, and marketing. They are responsible for driving traffic to web pages, which means they must understand search engine optimization (SEO). They ensure the content of a website is optimized for a user’s experience and are in charge of arranging, editing, and sometimes creating website content, which includes music, video, flash, and print. Web producers are in charge of styling content to create the voice and character of a site and channel content into a coherent, unique style that is true to the site's brand.
Web producers oversee and monitor project designs and ensure the project meets requirements outlined by the client in a timely manner and identify and hire the resources that help designers, illustrators, and copywriters. They proofread and rewrite content where necessary and provide feedback to all relevant team members, and schedule projects on time while managing budgeting. Web producers need a minimum bachelor's degree in computer science, graphic designing, communication, business administration, or related fields.
- The position is responsible for high-visibility projects.
- Coach and mentor other newsroom team members on optimizing content for digital platforms.
- Across platforms, tell empowering stories, conduct impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions.
- Lead planning calls for video across departments and teams.
- Ensure efficient execution of assignments by providing appropriate solutions to daily production challenges, including leadership and direction to staff.
- Urgently and aggressively report news as it happens and update content as stories develop (strong breaking news skills).
- Communicate effectively with clients, and sales on set to ensure client needs are met and content is being delivered against what has been sold.
- Successfully manage campaign budgets for programs in his/her/their categories.
- Coordinate and lead brand content production efforts with cross-functional partners.
- Help track and manage the work produced by the staff for time spent, usage and value to the company.
- Develop, manage, and maintain website via CMS through project oversight and performance management.
- The position oversees the daily content creation process for next-generation products with an eye towards identifying direct-to-consumer, paid experiences.
- Lead both internal and client-facing meetings (setting agenda, speaking to campaign progress and optimization opportunities).
- Manage workload, assigning and reviewing project tasks for senior members.
- Maintain an intuitive website that is designed for mapping, databases, modules, calendar, etc.
- Execute digital media to drive all brands and builds databases of customers utilizing social media.
- Utilize both domestic and offshore resources to efficiently deliver effective campaigns.
- Bachelor's Degree in business or journalism and experience in web production.
- Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, CSS, C, CODECS, and Google Analytics.
- Demonstrated confidence and creative thinking skills.
- A collaborator with solid time management skills.
- Experience editing and liaising.
- Fluency in software tools and search engines.
How much does a Web Producer make?
Web Producer Career Path
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Web Producer Insights
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“CEO is totally inspiring—he started as a new college grad and worked his way all the way up to the top.”
“People are nice and welcoming.”
“They don't really give you career progression possibilities unless you decide to leave and they realize they need you.”
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