Full Time Job

Digital Reporter & Content Producer


East Providence, RI 02-22-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
12 News is looking for a digital journalist to join our newsroom. You'll be working with a dynamic team of reporters, anchors, investigators, and producers to deliver important news and information to thousands of people each day. We're looking for a natural newshound who can find, research, and develop stories, then craft them in a way that's engaging and informative to our readers and viewers. Strong writing, editing and newsgathering skills are a must. Photo and video editing skills are a plus, along with proficiency in social media. There's never a shortage of news to report in Southern New England, and with all its history, culture, cuisine, and miles of beautiful shoreline-it's a great place to call home.

Position Responsibilities
• Report news quickly and accurately
• Be able to craft original content that stands out from competition
• Collaborate with local and regional staff to find angles that resonate in the community
• Understand types of stories that drive traffic on the web
• Work with newsroom and colleagues to deliver a content mix that reflects the needs of our audience
• Develop expertise and sources in key audience interest areas
• Aggregate and/or shoot photos and video as needed to tell stories in multiple ways
• Utilize social media for reporting and story promotion

Skill/Experience Requirements
• 2 years of experience creating content for the web
• Strong writer and editor, knowledge of AP style
• Enjoys working in teams and is a strong communicator
• Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to change
• Thrives under pressure and able to meet deadlines
• Self-motivated and competitive
• Comfortable setting up and executing interviews with local sources
• Ability to be fast and first at breaking news on the web
• Able to deliver multiple stories for the web each day on a wide range of topics
• Understand social media's importance in reporting stories and delivering traffic
• Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)
• Regularly meets measurements of success
• Proficiency in WordPress and Google Suite a must; Adobe Premiere/Photoshop, HTML and CSS a plus

Education Requirements
• Bachelor's Degree, journalism or media preferred

Training/Equipment: Utilize state-of-the-art web and television technology, video and graphics.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: High-stress environment with deadline pressures. Flexible schedule and occasional overtime.

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rebyz7-34-239-173-144-42 in your application.

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.