Nexstar Media Group

  • Digital News Content Producer

    Requisition ID
    2019-5471
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-GA-Savannah
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WSAV-TV in Savannah is searching for a self-motivated Digital Content Producer who excels in breaking news and development of unique, digital-only news content. Such content will range from a basic text news story to creation of multi-layer digital presentations.  The Digital Content Producer will work with both the digital and television teams to help create content for multiple platforms, including social media.

    In addition, the Digital Content Producer helps lead our transition from a broadcast focus to the creation of a multi-platform news distributor by working directly with and providing guidance to colleagues in digital strategy, process and tactics.   

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Produce digital content for all of WSAV’s digital platforms, including but not limited to websites, apps and social media
    • Excel in breaking news situations, accurately reporting and updating information online as it happens
    • Identify compelling, unique stories of interest to our local audience and be an advocate at editorial meetings to insure these stories are included. 
    • Use various metrics to identify digital content priority and placement decisions to grow digital audiences
    • Copy edit content written by others and correct errors, grammar and punctuation following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
    • Coach and mentor other digital contributors in digital necessities and best practices. 
    • Ensure all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

     

    Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Strong working knowledge and experience with an online CMS
    • Strong grasp of posting to various social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
    • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills 
    • Write in a smart, conversational and shareable manner with a creative format and style
    • Basic Photoshop, Dreamweaver and basic HTML preferred. 
    • Ability to shoot and edit video for digital platforms a plus

     

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelors degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree preferred. Some experience as a digital news producer or digital journalist preferred. Experience in writing, producing and editing content on a desktop editing system.

     

    Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:

    Position requires work with and in close proximity to others.  Position will require you to prioritize and multitask daily while handling occasional but sudden changes in direction and priority. Position will require willingness and ability to make decisions quickly and efficiently.  You must be able to work outside of normal business hours, including nights and weekends.

     

    NOTE:  This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

     

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