Full Time Job

Digital Executive Producer


Roanoke, VA 01-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Digital Executive Producer is responsible for the editorial presentation of WFXR's digital properties. The position will manage digital content producers and digital MMJ's and rest of the digital staff. Understanding newsroom workflow, task delegation and assignment abilities are paramount. This is a key newsroom management position essential for the daily digital execution of the brand.
• Manage content display across desktop and mobile
• Be a leader in the newsroom
• Coach Digital Staff to help them grow professionally
• Be a fixture in the morning and afternoon editorial meetings
• Contribute content to relevant events and/or stories as needed
• Assist with special project/sweeps planning & execution
• Work irregular/odd hours and available to work weekends and holidays
• Think strategically about developing the digital audiences and online capacities of newsroom
• Help develop new opportunities to expand news brand and services while utilizing new and emerging technologies
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by management
• Assist in managing sales content elements that have strong revenue potential and web user interest.
• Live streaming knowledge
• Work in tandem with News Director and other news managers
• Execute breaking news – including SMS, social media, email alerts
• Develop and maintain new sections of the web site as news coverage dictates
• Plan for the long-term growth of the sites, sets priorities and plans coverage for major events
• Manage social media – station staff posts and moderation of user comments

Required Skills/Education
• Passion for local news
• Innovative, user-focused, and full of creativity and initiative
• Strong editorial judgment
• At least three years' experience; one-year news personnel management experience preferred
• Intimate familiarity with AP Style
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experienced with content management systems
• Able to edit video and images
• Working knowledge of web standards and protocols
• Ability to understand and use state-of-the-art broadcast and digital technology.
• Bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree preferred.

Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures and the demands of breaking news, which can happen at any time. The Digital Executive Producer must be able to sit, conduct phone conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.

Company Profile

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.