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Digital Content Producer

Digital Content Producer

Job ID 
2017-46224
Location 
US-AR-Fort Smith
Category 
News Writers/Producers
Posted Date 
8/28/2017

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Overview

KFSM-TV the Tribune CBS affiliate serving beautiful Northwest Arkansas has an immediate opening for a Digital News Content Producer. If you enjoy a winning team environment in a great market, 5NEWS is your next home. We offer a good salary and outstanding benefits. Best of all, you’ll enjoy a high quality of life in an area nationally renowned for a low cost of living.

 

The successful candidate is responsible for writing and reporting breaking and developing news stories for 5NEWSONLINE.COM, and 5NEWS mobile apps and social media. Must have excellent news judgment, a sense of what’s important to 5NEWS viewers and the ability to report and write news stories accurately, clearly and quickly.

The producer will have a comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics, as well as a mastery of spelling, punctuation, grammar and AP Style. The ability to be detail-oriented, organized and able to prioritize and comfortably multitask under tight deadlines is a must.

 

The applicant must be able to integrate digital content with broadcast coverage and communicate effectively with the assignment desk, show producers and on-air reporters.

The candidate must be comfortable with technology, as he or she will manage video live streams and also create, edit and post video clips from newscasts and other raw feeds. Experience with non-linear video editing and web publishing systems is preferred. Knowledge of Photoshop is preferred.

Familiarity and comfort with Twitter and Facebook are required, and the candidate should understand how social media is an asset to a news organization.

Responsibilities

PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Produce and manage engaging content over a variety of digital platforms
2. Lead breaking news coverage
3. Be able to handle high-pressure environment
4. Manage deadlines
5. Produce and publish slideshows, stories, videos and other interactive content
6. Manage interactive content from other newsroom teams
7. Create unique, interactive content
8. Ability to gather information for news stories and coverage

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Must be willing to work weekends, unusual shifts and holidays
  2. Previous experience with CMS platforms a plus
  3. Previous experience with non-linear editing a plus
  4. Photoshop experience is preferred
  5. Must be willing to submit to a background check
  6. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Additional Information:

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER DUTIES:
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work-load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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