Full Time Job

Digital Reporter


Rochester, NY 01-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

News 8/WROC-TV is looking for an experienced Digital Reporter with a track record of impactful, enterprise reporting. The digital reporter should be a creative and innovative writer who produces sharable content designed to drive traffic to our website. Must have experience producing multimedia stories and capable of generating photos, videos and infographics. Required experience includes journalism degree and 2+ years reporting for a print or online newsroom, as well as expertise with CMS workflow, digital storytelling tools and the FOIA process.

The Digital reporters need the ability to multi-task -- balancing multiple stories while creating content for News 8/WROC-TV and social media. The ideal candidate will think outside-the-box to craft stories with a unique presentation. Candidates should have strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit. Experience writing for an online audience and knowledge of AP style is a plus. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with content management systems and SEO.

Strong news writing skills with an emphasis on relevance and accuracy. Candidate must maintain knowledge of current events, online trends and social media. Must understand basic concepts of photography, video editing and computer programming. Should be familiar with ENPS, Adobe Photoshop and editing software along with Microsoft Word and Excel. This is not a programming/technical position, but knowledge of those skills is helpful in the position.

Ideal candidate would be capable of capturing and editing photos and video content multiple digital platforms, to serve as complimentary digital assets with published stories, although not required for every article produced. We will supply the equipment, and software.

Ideal candidate would have experience with data visualization- turning numbers and figures into consumable graphics for our viewers. Experience with Infogram is a plus.

Prefer a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field. Must have a track record of effective collaboration with colleagues and cultivating sources to break news and generate story ideas.

Background check required.

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.