Digital News Producer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

WRIC-TV

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.

DESCRIPTION

Digital news producers at WRIC ABC 8News are leading the transition from broadcast-focused newsrooms to multi-platform newsrooms by creating original content beyond what goes on television. Our digital producers have excellent news judgment and never miss a breaking news story. They are also on top of trending topics and ensure that our digital products are fresh and engaging. Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Veterans

At 8News, digital producers:

  • Report and write stories daily
  • Edit stories daily
  • Post content on our website and manage the website, especially the homepage
  • Decide which stories are breaking news, which stories should be at the top of the website and which stories from our news partners will also be important to our local audience
  • Love breaking news and the challenge of reporting a big story
  • Create engaging social media content with graphics, wit, and timeliness

You will be expected to:

  • Ensure that everything we publish meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
  • Increase the number of times people come to our website through effective content management
  • Make decisions using audience data
  • Research and analyze background information for a variety of topics. This goes hand in hand with daily reporting and editing
  • Pitch on-brand local and trending stories
  • Conduct interviews with sources
  • Demonstrate top-notch communication skills with co-workers and the public
  • Meet the physical demands of the job including working in the office or outdoors
  • And of course, perform other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in mass communications, journalism, or a related field
  • Have experience writing for a daily newspaper and/or news website
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency, and journalism ethics, with a commitment to integrity and accuracy
  • Have experience publishing content online, especially with WordPress
  • Understand and use AP style
  • Same for SEO – understand it, use it.
  • Be familiar with photo editing software, basic video editing software and basic HTML
  • Be comfortable working with different technologies – it is always changing
  • Participate and cooperate

 


JOB EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in mass communications, journalism, or a related field

 


REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in mass communications, journalism, or a related field
  • Have experience writing for a daily newspaper and/or news website
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency, and journalism ethics, with a commitment to integrity and accuracy
  • Have experience publishing content online, especially with WordPress
  • Understand and use AP style
  • Same for SEO – understand it, use it.
  • Be familiar with photo editing software, basic video editing software and basic HTML
  • Be comfortable working with different technologies – it is always changing
  • Participate and cooperate

 


ADDITIONAL INFO


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

http://www.nexstar.tv