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Digital Content Manager

WECT

Wilmington, NC 06-07-2024
 
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About Station WECT:

WECT has been informing and entertaining viewers in southeastern North Carolina for more than 70 years. We're in the rapidly growing Wilmington market, serving New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and Bladen Counties that make up the beautiful coastal Cape Fear Region. WECT is the dominant broadcast station in the market with the most accessible local news on-air, online, mobile, and streaming platforms.

WECT is the most accessible local news outlet in our market with WECT.com, news & weather apps, and streaming platforms. WECT is the dominant #1 station in the market.

Job Summary/Description:

WECT is looking for a DCM to lead our news team. This person is a newsroom manager who understands good storytelling in both the digital and broadcast worlds. The DCM collaborates with station management on planning, coaching, and execution. In addition, the DCM oversees daily operations on web, mobile, social, and OTT and should have the vision for new systems and the ability to execute that vision in the constantly evolving world of local news. We're looking for an aggressive leader who will represent all things digital at all times. A successful candidate should be familiar with editing videos, creating social media graphics, and writing for web and broadcast. Clear news judgment is required.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• The DCM collaborates with station management on planning, coaching and execution
• In addition, the DCM oversees daily operations on web, mobile, social and OTT and should have the vision for new systems and the ability to execute that vision in the constantly evolving world of local news
• Collaborate with other news managers on strategies for the digital department
• Understand and execute ethical, responsible news judgment
• Oversee all digital platforms including web, mobile, live streaming, and all social platforms including Facebook and YouTube
• Write stories, and create social media posts, app alerts, and related content
• Foster a digital news culture that focuses on urgency, journalism, and collaboration
• Help lead news staff, providing insight, guidance, managerial feedback, and reporter script approvals

Qualifications/Responsibilities:
• A successful candidate should be familiar with editing videos, creating social media graphics, and writing for web and broadcast
• Clear news judgment is required
• Demonstrated experience developing and publishing news stories
• Knowledge of AP Style is recommended
• Solid understanding of digital analytics, industry trends, and social media strategy
• Education background in either journalism or communications
• Some leadership experience is required

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WECT-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv09nn-34-239-170-244-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WECT

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.