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Digital Content News Director


Grand Junction, CO 06-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Digital Content News Director - KKCO

About KKCO:

KKCO 11 News is the news leader in the Grand Junction market. The largest city between Salt Lake and Denver, our outdoor recreation and mild climate draw people from across the country here. Our area sees all four seasons and you can ski and golf on the same day during certain parts of the year. Home to the Grand Junction Rockies and a huge summer country music festival, Grand Junction is a perfect community where residents enjoy the best of the outdoors and all the area has to offer. Our station has a history in our communities as being not only the news leader, but a community partner. Our focus on digital allows us to reach far beyond our broadcast signal, to communities in southern Colorado and eastern Utah.

Job Summary/Description:

KKCO/KJCT, the strong #1 station in the Grand Junction/Montrose market, is looking for a Digital Content Director to join our team. We need a strong writer who can get content out quickly on digital platforms. You should also be a social media superstar. You will also need to focus on breaking news in a fast-paced environment as well as enterprise digital reporting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
• Working quickly to send out breaking news and weather alerts, including push notifications, social media updates and web stories that are updated as news develops
• Collaborating with members of the digital team and the newsroom to produce and distribute 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 for consumption across our platforms, including photo galleries, interactive charts, and other embedded content
• Attention to detail and willingness to learn new are imperative
• Additional duties as assigned, including conducting interviews for stories to appear in a digital format or on air
• Content creation for digital platforms (Web, OTT, APP, Social Media)
• Ability to field viewer calls, and cold call sources to confirm tips & scanner traffic
• Writing engaging digital headlines & compelling posts on social media
• Special Projects as assigned
• Clipping video for website/OTT

• An ability to effectively multitask & prioritize tasks to meet several deadlines in the day
• Degree in Journalism/Communications/English is preferred
• A strong passion for innovative storytelling and news gathering
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
• Write in an exciting, captivating, and authentic manner
• Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure and respond to late changes
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere and behave in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and viewers

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj866e-35-170-64-36-42 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.