Digital Director

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Columbus,OH

Sinclair Broadcast Group

DESCRIPTION

WSYX/WTTE and Ohio247Now has an immediate opening for Digital Director. The ideal candidate is a dynamic digital news leader that can help a team of content creators produce highly engaging news coverage on WSYX/WTTE platforms as well as statewide news coverage of Ohio. This person must have an editorial vision that promotes audience growth across all screens including social media. This newsroom leader will lead by example and be engaged with a highly motivated room of journalists.


JOB EXPERIENCE


REQUIREMENTS

Our vision for this position:

The Digital Director will work with the Ohio247Now team to steer news coverage across social media and our suite of apps (mobile, CTV/Roku). This person will also work with reporters, anchors, and other content creators in Sinclair Broadcast Group TV station newsrooms to curate local (individual Ohio markets) and state/regional interest stories, as well as produce original segments for incorporation into streaming newscasts, short-form story collections and social media posts. This person will collaborate with corporate leadership to set goals/KPIs for the Ohio247Now producer team and help maintain a consistent product for our users.  This person will also be tasked to help lead Ohio247Now’s social listening and engagement.  They will ensure team focus is on developing stories which are highly relevant to people in Ohio.

The Digital Director will also oversee all digital platforms for WSYX/WTTE including social media, websites, and news apps.  This person will establish and oversee a digital strategy for a team of hungry reporters, photographers and producers.  This person must enjoy coaching and reviewing digital content.  

What skills do you need to be successful in our role?

  • Proven track record of creating compelling and engaging stories across multiple platforms
  • Ability to perform well under pressure, experience managing breaking news and meeting strict deadlines
  • Ability to identity problems and provide solutions
  • A strong commitment to journalistic standards and ethics
  • Extraordinary people skills with an emphasis on coaching and motivating
  • Proven track record of driving growing traffic on multiple platforms  
  • Minimum of 10 years producing in the digital space
  • A college degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred
  • Strong writing skills and a proven track record for getting results on initiatives

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

 About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!
 
About the Team
The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

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Sinclair Broadcast Group

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