Full Time Job

Digital Content Producer

WJRT

Flint, MI 05-25-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously. Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home.

If you are looking for a place to grow your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too.

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Job Summary/Description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
• Working quickly to send out breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, including push notifications, social media updates and web stories that are updated as news develops
• Collaborating with members of the digital team and the newsroom to produce and distribute news content that meets our high standards
• Posting to our online and social media platforms using digital publishing tools, video editing software and other resources
• Creating innovative and user-friendly elements for consumption across our platforms, including photo galleries, interactive charts, and other embedded content
• Attention to detail and willingness to learn new are imperative
• Additional duties as assigned, including conducting interviews for stories to appear in a digital format or on air.
• Content creation for WJRT's Digital platforms (Web, OTT, APP, Social Media)
• Manning the digital ''hot seat'' during assigned hours
• Ability to field viewer calls, and cold call sources to confirm tips & scanner traffic
• Writing engaging digital headlines & compelling posts on social media
• Assisting the Digital Content Manager on implementing Digital Initiatives
• Special Projects as assigned
• Clipping video for website/OTT

Qualifications/Requirements:
• 2-4 years of experience producing digital news and social media content
• An ability to effectively multitask & prioritize tasks to meet several deadlines in the day
• BA or BS in Journalism/Communications/English or equivalent background
• A strong passion for innovative storytelling, newsgathering and lifelong learning
• Flexibility with respect to scheduling and/or assigned work shifts
• Preferred knowledge of ENPS
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
• Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
• Write in an exciting, captivating, and authentic manner
• Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
• Flexibility to work any shift including nights/weekends
• Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure and respond to late changes (be fluid)
• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere and behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors, and viewers

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj24jb-3-236-98-69-42 in your application.

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