AI-assisted News Project Specialist (Virtual)

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on February 2, 2024
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Help shape the future of digital journalism in this new and significant role, which assists Lee Enterprises' news leadership in evaluating prospective AI and ML-assisted services and platforms for newsrooms. Help set priorities, then execute projects in collaboration with colleagues and local newsrooms. The position requires broad knowledge and a passion for data, machine learning and fast-evolving AI-assisted tools and techniques for journalism and digital content management.

You'll test and recommend tools and techniques to streamline workflows, automate repetitive tasks, crunch and analyze data, surface insights, check facts and more. Develop and deploy plans with timelines, adapt to changing circumstances and spot new opportunities. You'll develop and manage training for non-technical frontline journalists, media producers and analytics specialists. And you'll identify measures of success, evaluate results, then refine and improve operations as needed.

This role requires experience as a journalist and/or product manager. Experience with existing commercial and open-source tools and platforms leveraging ML/AI technology will be required. Show us a demonstrated commitment to learning about AI and staying current in a fast-developing environment. Previous experience with data exploration tools, creating automated processes, and applying machine learning and AI technology in everyday production environments will be helpful.

The position is based in Madison, WI, but can be a remote work position for a superior candidate. The expected annualized base salary range for this position is currently $80,000-$110,000. Actual salary may vary based on factors such as employee location, education, experience and other factors permitted by law. The listed salary range is just one component of Lee's total compensation and benefits package.

Lee Enterprises is a member of the News/Media Alliance and partner in crafting the Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence. These groundbreaking principles, as described by NMA, "provide guidance for the development, deployment, and regulation of AI systems and applications to ensure business opportunities and innovation can thrive within an ethical and accountable framework." You can read the principles here: https://www.newsmediaalliance.org/global-principles-on-artificial-intelligence-ai/.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Lee websites reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.