Full Time Job

Digital Content News Producer

Gray Television

Myrtle Beach, SC 04-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WMBF:

WMBF-TV is the NBC Network affiliate for the Grand Strand and Pee Dee regions of Northeastern South Carolina and parts of southeastern North Carolina. This Gray Television owned station was launched in 2008 in Myrtle Beach, SC and was built as a state-of-the art High Definition broadcast facility.

We broadcast 39 hours of live local news and weather along with NBC programming to 8 counties along the Grand Strand beaches westward into Florence, SC. We also use digital media platforms to deliver breaking news coverage to a fast-growing audience.

Myrtle Beach is a family vacation destination for millions of visitors each year due to our white sandy beaches, more than a hundred golf courses, amusement parks and mild weather. It is a pleasure to work in a city where so many people want to visit.

Job Summary/Description:

WMBF News in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC has an immediate opening for a full-time Digital Content Producer to join our award-winning newsroom. The Digital Content Producer is the first line of real-time content distribution for the newsroom. We need a strong writer who can get content out quickly on all digital platforms. You will have the opportunity to focus on breaking news in a fast-paced environment as well as enterprise digital reporting. We are looking for someone with fresh ideas for digital spaces. Prior work with CMS, video editing, social media, and writing preferred.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
• Working quickly to send out breaking news, weather, and traffic alerts, including push notifications, social media updates, and web stories that are updated as news develops
• Monitoring social media accounts and websites in order to find new content for newscasts and the website
• Collaborating with members of the digital team and the newsroom to create news content that meets our high standards
• Posting to our online and social media platforms using digital publishing tools, video editing software, and other resources
• Creating innovative and user-friendly elements inside of articles for consumption across our platforms, including photo galleries, interactive charts, and other embedded content
• Attention to detail and willingness to learn new technology are imperative
• Additional duties as assigned, including assignment desk help and conducting interviews for stories
• Ability to field viewer calls, and cold call sources to confirm tips & scanner traffic
• Writing engaging digital headlines & compelling posts on social media
• Assisting the Digital Content Manager on implementing Digital Initiatives
• Clipping video for website/OTT

Qualifications/Requirements:
• BA or BS in Journalism/Communications/English or equivalent background. Some newsroom experience preferred
• A strong passion for innovative storytelling, newsgathering, and lifelong learning
• Preferred knowledge of ENPS, Google Analytics, and other tools to gain an edge on the competition
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere and behave in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and viewers
• Understanding of and adherence to AP Style.
• Ability to work long hours, weekends, holidays, and overnights for breaking news and specialized coverage.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjxkv0-34-231-247-88-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.