Full Time Job

Digital Content News Producer

Gray Television

Wilmington, NC 06-07-2022
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WECT:

WECT has been informing and entertaining viewers in southeastern North Carolina for 68 years. We're in the rapidly growing Wilmington market, serving New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and Bladen Counties that make up the beautiful coastal Cape Fear Region. WECT is the dominant broadcast station in the market with the most accessible local news on-air, online, mobile, and streaming platforms.

Job Summary/Description:

WECT News in Wilmington, NC is seeking a dynamic full-time Digital Content News Producer. We're looking for someone to produce engaging content for our digital and social platforms who has a knack for news and speaks the social media language. This position is not for someone who wants to sit around and wait for the news to come to them. The successful candidate must be driven, creative and an active content creator. We are looking for a top-notch digital journalist who can write an AP-style news story for the web quickly and without errors. This producer may also step in front of the camera to provide quick, informative digital updates to supplement written copy.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Writes AP-style news stories daily for web
• Subsequently posts engaging content on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
• Sends breaking news and trending push alerts
• Utilizes analytics to track trends in daily decision-making
• Copy-edits digital stories from reporters and other newsroom staff
• Knowledge and use of effective SEO practices
• Livestreams events using station technology for web and Facebook
• Monitors comments and messages on the WECT social media pages
• Creates memes, videos and graphics for social engagement
• Communicates effectively with producers to incorporate web and social elements into newscasts
• Attends and contributes in digital and editorial meetings
• Edits videos using non-linear software; Edius a plus

Qualifications/Requirements:
• A background in journalism and communications with strong writing skills preferred
• A solid understanding of social media and analytics
• 1-2 years newsroom and digital content producing experience preferred
• Must have a solid grasp of AP Style, the ability to write clearly with sound grammar and under deadline pressure

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

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk956k-44-192-65-228-42 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.