Full Time Job

Digital News Content Producer


Laredo, TX 06-02-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About KGNS:

KGNS TV's market dominance begins with a prime offering of 5 Major Networks including Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery of daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the area's leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval, and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo's population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty-seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that entertains, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this US / Mexico border culture. A home to many successful broadcasters,

KGNS TV has a reputation for preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training in integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it's always sunny in Laredo, Texas.

Job Summary/Description:

KGNS+ is looking for a content producer. The position will be responsible for creating compelling content for broadcast and digital platforms.

The content producer creates content (copy, video, and/or pictures) for all platforms while coordinating with newsroom staff, including reporters, photographers, assignment managers, and news director.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must
* Solid news judgment and ability to multi-task is essential
* You should be calm under pressure
* The ideal candidate would be social media and tech-savvy
* You must be a team player with a great attitude and be available to work various schedules as needed.
* Write and post copy daily on all platforms
* Track and review digital metrics to grow audiences and engagement
* Be the ''digital voice'' and point person ensuring our daily and long-term projects, including special event and breaking news coverage, are multi-dimensional
* Ensure story selection and placement fits newsroom standards for vision and growth

* Excellent writing skills, news judgment, and ethics
* Driven to develop original news content
* Understands digital/social media platforms and strategy
* Produces with urgency and immediacy
* Strong work ethic, organizational and leadership skills
* Integrity, accountability, teamwork
* Broadcast journalism experience, media-related bachelor's degree, and clean driving record

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

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

KGNS-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to fully vaccinate against the coronavirus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r73e2p-3-236-83-154-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.