Full Time Job

Producer, Digital Content

Newsnation

Chicago, IL 05-03-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Purpose

NewsNation is building a new national media outlet for all Americans. We think there's an unmet need for news that isn't tilted toward one ideology or another, walks away from two sides-ism to focus on multiple perspectives when examining the issues, and considers every community across all 50 states. We are dedicated to a truly all-platform experience: a national cable channel plus a vibrant digital presence.

We are seeking digital content producers who are savvy in collaborating to create digital-friendly journalism. Duties and expectations of digital content producers vary greatly based on experience. More experienced digital content producers regularly turn original reporting, are assigned beats, are sent on location for assignments, and are expected to pitch original story ideas, for example. Other roles are more closely focused on publishing the news of the day, maintain audience engagement of the site and converting our on-air content into digital-friendly formats.

Position Description
• Update NewsNation digital platforms (website, app, email, social) with breaking news and topical news of the day
• Craft compelling headlines, teases and social media posts that encourage followers to engage with our journalism
• Pitch stories daily and develop multiple ideas off a single news topic that pushes stories forward
• Create digital-first content and original reporting that accomplishes the NewsNation mission and differentiates our brand from our competitors
• Package content that encourages audience engagement to stay on the page longer or view more pages per visit
• Use data to inform content decisions
• Edit wire and local network-affiliated content for a national audience to ensure standards for journalistic integrity and production quality are met
• Clip broadcast segments for publishing across all digital platforms and social media channels
• Utilize SEO best practices

Qualifications
• 3+ years working as a digital reporter or producer in a major market or national newsroom. Some roles may require more experience.
• Strong news judgement and ability to determine when local stories have national appeal
• Experience working with video inside Anvato, BitCentral, OBS, Latakoo a plus
• Excellent communicator, both oral written
• Early morning, late night and/or weekend shifts may be required
• Bachelor's degree in journalism, advertising or marketing or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkz43k-34-231-247-88-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Newsnation

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.