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Digital Content News Manager - WIS


Columbia, SC 07-26-2021
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Job Description
Digital Content News Manager - WIS

About WIS:

WIS-TV has been the #1 ranked television station in the capitol city of Columbia, South Carolina for 67 years. WIS broadcasts to 41 of the state's 46 counties, making it truly ''South Carolina's TV Station''. WIS ranks as the #2 ranked NBC in the country (out of 253 affiliates). Among its many former notable on-air staff is NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin. Melvin, a Columbia native, got his start as a reporter and anchor for WIS. WIS is an award-winning news operation with over 60 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. WIS is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence and has been awarded.

''South Carolina Broadcasters Association Station of the Year'' a record 16 times. Our station's rich history of community service supports a diverse Midlands of South Carolina population and has dedicated our support of the state's many veterans (South Carolina is home to the most retired military veterans in the nation) in our ''Year of the Veteran'' initiative which honors and supports veterans many needs. Columbia is also home to Fort Jackson, the US Army's largest army installation for Basic Combat Training in the nation, and employers Blue Cross Blue Shield and Palmetto Health systems. WIS provides over 50 hours of live news per week for the viewers of South Carolina and is proud to have two broadcast icons in Judi Gatson and Rick Henry as reigning TV Anchor and TV Sportscaster of the Year. In 2019, WIS commissioned Columbia's CW on 10.2, which now provides a full schedule of programming and WIS newscasts, including a nightly 10pm newscast. The historic and iconic WIS building is located two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse and just across the street from the sprawling University of South Carolina. Outdoor enthusiast relish the areas many golf courses that South Carolina has to offer along with boating and fishing on the large 50,000 acre Lake Murray recreational area in Lexington County. Lake Murray is the largest recreational reservoir in the world.

Job Summary/Description:

WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina is seeking a full time Digital Content Manager to help lead our digital department and oversee daily content on our website, mobile, OTT and social media platforms. The ideal candidate for this job has a firm grasp of how news content is created and consumed in both the broadcast and digital arenas. More than just a grasp on the now, we are looking for someone with a clear vision of how to implement and grow innovative digital strategies on multiple platforms to help WIS meet its future goals.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

This person must be creative, energetic, competitive and a problem-solver with strong communication skills. We are looking for someone who is both a team player and a leader. Our Digital Content Manager should also have a background in journalism with excellent web writing skills and be proficient in AP style.


This person must be able to work well with the engineering, marketing and sales departments. A College degree in Journalism or a related field is preferred. Three or more years of real newsroom experience required, with at least one year as a manager or in a leadership position preferred. Basic knowledge of Photoshop, digital video editing, brand management programs and content management software is also a plus.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw7262-3-234-211-61-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.