Our news department is looking for a talented and creative journalist to join our growing online news team producing content for WQAD.com, associated digital platforms and social media. The ideal candidate will have natural curiosity, a passion for news and the ability to tell a complete and understandable story using a variety of storytelling tools.
-Mine a wide variety of sources for relevant content. Select, generate, research and write original stories and viral content.
-Capture and edit images and video.
-Represent WQAD professionally via social media.
-Develop sources and review contributions from others for publication.
-Work independently and demonstrate solid judgment for content selection and priorities.
-Work under frequently tight deadlines and have the ability to react to breaking news situations quickly and accurately.
-Assist in digital storytelling training for reporters, anchors and other broadcast talent.
-Assist in reviewing digital analytics and metrics to help adjust our digital strategy as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for a strong writer with good news judgement. Experience with video editing is a plus. A good candidate will be flexible and able to work well under deadline pressure. Journalism background, excellent communication skills and a basic understanding of AP style are required. Computer skills are required. . Must be self-motivated and able to work with a diverse group of people.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Dexterity to operate a keyboard, computer and other such equipment. Communication skills used in office setting.
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IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION: Send a resume to Tory Brecht, Digital Content Manager, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at email@example.com. Please include a cover letter with resume submissions.