News Web Producer (WHEC-TV)

Job Overview:  This position is responsible for producing content on the company's website(s) to include local news, weather, sports, and public information content. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 the 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 the station's various platforms that match 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 Qualification:

  • Two years of news writing experience preferred (newspaper or web writing). Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Computer proficiency, including experience with digital publishing content management systems; photo editing, video editing, and basic HTML tags.
  • 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.

 Requisition #:  21-1442

EEO Statement:          We are an equal opportunity employer.