Digital Producer, Homepage (Freelance)

West Hollywood

OWN is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey's heart and creative instincts inform the brand - and the  magnetism of the channel. Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities. OWN is a joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications. The network debuted on January 1, 2011 and is available in 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform


The Digital Producer will program the and homepage on a daily basis; create editorial and multimedia content on, and designated show sites; and will work to nurture, grow and extend the Oprah and OWN brands out into the world. The Digital Producer will work with the OWN Digital editorial team, as well as the OWN Digital marketing, design and web development teams, to strategize, plan and create daily content that drives visibility, promotion and revenue for OWN programming. In addition, this position will create and oversee digital content and coverage for SuperSoul Sundayand other OWN Network shows as needed, working alongside on-air show producers. This is a full-time, freelance position for a period of 4-6 months. The position is based in Los Angeles. RESPONSIBILITIES

Program the and homepages on a daily basis.

Work with OWN Digital show producers and VP, Digital Programming to create content for homepages.

Oversee the digital coverage for SuperSoul Sunday, working with SuperSoul Sundayon-air producers.  

Help produce episodic coverage of other OWN Network or OWN Digital shows as needed.

Liaise with various departments, including On-Air, Legal, Publicity and Social, as well as talent, to gather required materials from show, address rights issues and help market content.

Create write-ups/summaries quickly and accurately with engaging display copy.

Select appropriate video clips and images, and other multimedia elements if applicable, to accompany pieces.

Research facts and figures to support write-ups/articles.

Program daily email alerts and newsletters as needed.

Help produce episodic coverage of other OWN Network or OWN Digital shows as needed.

Work on other OWN Digital projects as needed


Strong writing, conceptualizing and researching skills

Ability to meet multiple daily deadlines

Minimum 5 years producing content for the web

Experience working with clients, freelancer/outside vendors, talent, managing expectations and project timelines

Television, magazine, publishing and/or advertising experience a plus

Adept at word processing, skilled familiarity with HTML and site architecture design

Knowledge of web production tools and database driven sites specifically: Teamsite, WordPress, Basecamp, Confluence/JIRA. Knowledge of Omniture a plus.

Familiarity with HTML is a plus

Must be able to work in a collaborative, creative, fast-paced environment

Hours must be flexible

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or Communications desired

The ideal candidate is a seasoned, enthusiastic, detail-oriented self-starter who is a strong writer and knows how to translate on-air content for digital. The Producer must feel comfortable multi-tasking and meeting extremely tight daily deadlines. He/she should be comfortable being a creative problem solver and communicating efficiently and diplomatically with all levels of staff and departments, both within the company and with partner sites. They need to be in-the-know for all things and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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