Hearst Television is seeking a digital news Jack or Jill of all trades to join the Central Content team as a national desk curator. The curator will be responsible for publishing, reviewing and editing digital content published across more than two dozen local Hearst TV stations' websites and apps. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about news, grammar and punctuation. This position is based in Pittsburgh, will cover some night and weekend shifts, and will report to the national desk manager.
• Copy edit following AP style and grammar
• Write and edit headlines and social copy and associated digital assets
• Use news judgment to prioritize syndication and copy edit requests
• Source from partners national/international news content of relevance to the HTV markets
• Produce trending content sourced through and attributed to respected news organizations and/or social media platforms as needed
• Respond to breaking news quickly and accurately, with superior news judgment to determine when to send push notifications and post breaking content to social media
• Manage live video streams, making them available to HTV stations both online, on mobile and on social media.
• Coordinate with local stations and existing digital teams to meet their needs
• Ensure ethical journalistic standards
The ideal candidate has:
• A passion for news, grammar, words, and the order of words
• At least 2-5 years of relevant experience
• Experience in digital news and familiarity with social platforms
• Strong news judgment and understanding of journalism ethics
• The ability to stay calm and focused in high-stress situations
• Willingness and ability to work some nights and weekends
• A positive attitude and clear communication style, especially in a remote, distributed and digital environment
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or related field
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp1mo4-3-238-173-209-42 in your application.
Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.