Full Time Job

News Content & Operations Coordinator

WDHN

Webb, AL 10-28-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
WDHN-TV seeks a Content & Operations Coordinator with good news instincts, a passion to win and the problem-solving skills to elevate our daily coverage. The ideal candidate must be well organized, able to manage multiple projects and work well in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities:
• Organize the daily ''news-discovery'' process by pro-actively searching for ideas, casting a wide net for relevant, timely content.
• Find, research, and update news stories through multiple sources including government agencies, news wires, press releases, email, community groups and various websites
• Work to gather and confirm information via outreach by calling, e-mailing, monitoring social media and developing reliable sources
• Gathering story info from various sources, determine the newsworthiness
• Answer viewer calls and emails, speak with community contacts
• Interact with viewers/users on social media sites, with ability to search for stories, information or contacts.
• Find user-generated content and secure permission for use, while following and communicating Rights and Clearances restrictions
• Participate in daily story meetings, supplying a comprehensive list of all possible news stories, pitching on-brand local and trending stories, and working with News Director to develop coverage plans
• Must be aggressive and thorough in responding to breaking news
• Effectively monitor multiple scanners, local law enforcement and public safety agencies for breaking stories and other newsworthy information
• Coordinate, dispatch and communicate with crews on breaking news and daily stories.
• Assist in the planning of future coverage, whether the next day, next week or next month
• Write and post stories for digital platforms and TV
• Review copy and correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Coordinate logistics for news personnel
• Coordinate and track news fleet, news cameras, TVU or other live backpack transmitters and other video equipment
• Establish and follow procedures to ensure problems with news vehicles and video equipment are properly communicated
• Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements & Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience preferred
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Proficiency with computers and other office equipment
• Good working knowledge of social media
• Knowledge of current events
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize assignments and multi-task under extreme deadline pressure
• Competitive, with a sense of urgency
• Responds positively to feedback
• Commitment to being a self-starter who proactively seeks out tasks and opportunities for growth

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw91nn-54-211-101-93-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WDHN

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.