Job opening in Roanoke

Want to work with an all-star award-winning online and multimedia journalism team for a daily that’s big enough to have lots of resources but small enough that you get to get your hands dirty as the lead developer on some projects?

Go to Roanoke.

From Seth Gitner, the multimedia editor at the Roanoke Times in Virginia, comes word that this Web Producer position still isn’t filled.
The ad says:

The producer will be expected to work with reporters and editors from The Roanoke Times, as well as producers and developers from the Web site to create compelling and cutting-edge projects for When breaking news hits, this position will ensure our online coverage puts us ahead of the competition. The online content team works in the newsroom and collaborates with print staffers.

It’s a gig at a 97,000 circ daily that features a daily video newscast and tons of multimedia content. The Times is owned by Landmark Communications, the same company doing great things with video at the Virginian-Pilot and blogs at the Greensboro News & Record.

On a related note, why hasn’t this sweet job already been snapped up by some young up-and-coming news coder? Maybe Bryan can talk Seth into an IM interview about how hard it is to find the right sort of journalist/programmer for this sort of job, and why.

2 thoughts on “Job opening in Roanoke”

  1. “On a related note, why hasn’t this sweet job already been snapped up by some young up-and-coming news coder?”

    I wish I knew why. There’s a lot of potential. Of course I am the online editor, so I am biased. But if folks are interested, drop me a line.

    John Jackson
    Online editor,


  2. […] (On a side note, Gitner said that is looking to hire a web producer. The opening, he said, allows the person to come in and create their own job description for the web. “The opportunity at the Roanoke Times is that people can really develop their own,” Gitner said. Contact him via their Website for more information or read Gitner’s description of the job.) Explore posts in the same categories: newspapers, design, web design, innovation, video […]


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