Job Overview: This position is responsible for producing content on company's website(s) to include local news, weather, sports and public information content.
Writes print stories for websites using such sources as broadcast scripts, Associated Press wire stories and raw news facts. Distribute original content via social networking sites.
Create images to appear with stories using an online tool, edit video clips and post to website.
Work with Reporters, Anchors, Photographers, Meteorologists and Producers to generate interactive elements and additional content for news stories.
Identify and post engaging social media content on station's various platforms that matches overall goals for news and community outreach.
Maintain community contacts and awareness of local and national current events.
Constantly generate new, fresh and unique content that is up to the minute and community focused.
Meet or exceed content quotas as determined by management.
Reports to work on time and works established schedule/hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two (2) years of news writing experience (newspaper or web writing preferred).
Computer proficiency, including experience with digital publishing content management systems; photo editing, video editing, and basic HTML tags.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Sounds news judgment and excellent writing skills including spelling and grammar; and copy editing skills.
Ability to have initiative, judgment and hands-on determination to take a web story from conception to post under tight deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with outside vendors and content providers.
A passion to constantly generate new, fresh and unique content that is up to the minute and community focused.
Prior experience using major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is required.
Must be available to work days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.