You may have seen the sneak peek of the new roanoke.com (set to debut in the next few weeks) … maybe even signed up to be a beta tester.
What you might not know is that our entire content management system is changing with the new design.
As an online producer, I’m just as excited about this new CMS as the new look for the simple reason that it should make getting news and photos on the website easier and faster.
But first, we have to learn this new system, and that’s what we’ll be working on in the Roanoke Times “training bunker” up until site launch.
Led by project manager Ellen Moseley, the core online team spent most of last week learning how to post and display stories, photos and more. This week, many of our editors will do the same.
The intense training definitely puts a burden on our already overstuffed schedules, but it’s an exciting time critical to our digital future.
We can’t wait to show you the results!