Full Time Job

Producer Of Digital Content


Chicago, IL 08-01-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
This role is responsible for updating WGNTV.com, curating high-performing content, crafting homepage layouts driven by data, and helping to edit and report news -- everything from quick-hit local stories to breaking news and enterprise reports. This role will work on building a loyal local and regional audience by being responsive to traffic patterns and audience interest while serving as a steward of our on-air and online brands.

Position Responsibilities:
• Curate and aggregate a steady stream of interesting content that is packaged and promoted in a way that generates engagement and repeat site visitation
• Monitor all forms of media (print, TV, digital, blogs and social) and be the quick to write, report and distribute breaking news stories and always on the hunt for exclusive and or trending content that will grow engagement and drive loyal, local traffic
• Some schedule flexibility
• Excellent at writing and A/B testing headlines that grow audience and engagement
• Prioritize packaging content that grows audience loyalty and time on site, using headline testing, metric tools and observed patterns to guide decision making
• Understand different ways to tell a story, particularly choosing great photos and producing short videos
• Evaluate website traffic trends to make decisions on both daily content needs and longer-term content curation that will grow local audience
• Build positive working relationships with newsroom staff and management, work collaboratively on enterprise content, and create opportunities to market web content on broadcast
• Promote and distribute news content on social media and email newsletters

Skill/ Experience Requirements
• Two (2) years of experience in digital content and journalism
• Clever headline writer that gets readers to click
• Strong multi-tasking abilities while under deadline pressure
• Organized, technical problem solver and quick decision maker
• Capable of pitching, researching, interviewing and writing original news articles
• Knowledge of SEO best practices and AP Style
• Enjoys working in teams and has excellent interpersonal skills
• Ease with/ability to learn new technology independently and quickly
• Strong communicator
• Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)
• Regularly meets measurements of success
• Strong understanding of Google Analytics; Chartbeat experience a plus
• Proficiency in WordPress or similar CMS, Adobe Creative Cloud (Express and Photoshop) a plus

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvp27m-44-200-30-73-42 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.