Full Time Job

Digital Editor

KETV

Omaha, NE 01-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

KETV, Omaha's News Leader, is looking for a well-rounded Digital Editor to join our Hearst team at historic 7 Burlington Station.

We're looking for a candidate skilled at creating copy and video elements for websites, mobile products and social media platforms. The successful candidate will be an excellent journalist and storyteller with a knack for recognizing social media trends, and who thrives under deadline pressure.

We are in search of a journalist with a passion for breaking news who is eager to become a master of the digital space.

The ideal candidate will bring ideas on how to produce and leverage videos and content to produce engagement.

Job Responsibilities:
• Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news, sports, weather, and feature stories for the stations website, mobile and social media pages.
• Write compelling headlines
• Develop and edit text-overlay and other kinds of video reports.
• Develop strategies for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
• Work with Reporters and Assignment Editors to ensure content is posted quickly and accurately
• Work with Producers, Assignment Editors and Managers to ensure cross promotion of content across all platforms
• Manage live streams of newscasts and breaking news
• Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the stations digital platforms

Experience Requirements:
• Previous digital editing experience required
• Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.

Qualifications Requirements:
• Strong news and editorial judgment
• Excellent AP writing skills
• Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing
• Strong understanding of social media best practices
• Flexibility to work different shifts, holidays, etc. on short notice to cover a 24 hour news cycle
• Ability to work well in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions, while paying close attention to details
• Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus

Education:
• College Degree in Journalism or related field

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Company Profile
KETV

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.