Full Time Job

AM News Editor / Write - Digital


San Francisco, CA 05-16-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

KCBS-AM News Editor/ Writer - Digital FT

KCBS-AM seeks talented journalists with strong news judgment and news-gathering skills, as well as a passion for local news and audio storytelling. The News Editor/ Writer – Digital will work to grow audience across all platforms, from the mobile web to social media to smart speakers. This is an opportunity to join an award-winning news operation that has built a large loyal following over many years and is now extending its reach by creating and distributing an array of new digital content.

• Gather news, develop story ideas, fact check, report, research and write copy for broadcast and digital platforms
• Respond to breaking news and actively monitor sources of breaking news (Dataminr, Twitter, AP, etc.)
• Collaborate with broadcast staff to advance and tailor stories and other content
• Take in audio feeds & edit audio
• Publish articles, audio stories, podcasts and short videos on all digital platforms
• Write and edit headlines and text to position content for maximum engagement on the mobile web, apps, and social media
• Ensure all articles comply with AP style and are SEO-friendly
• Ensure stories have appropriate elements (photo, audio, video, social embeds)
• Manage the flow of news and support material to news anchors and for digital platforms
• Post to social media accounts, compose push notifications and newsletters
• Use real-time data in Google Analytics and Chartbeat to drive editorial/story decisions


• Bachelor's degree
• 2-3 years of experience producing, editing, and distributing digital news content
• Outstanding news judgment, ability to work under deadline pressure and strong writing and reporting skills
• Experience with content management/online publishing systems
• Ability to edit other writers' work for clarity and accuracy
• Command of best practices on all social media platforms
• Understands web and social analytics and how to interpret data
• Required to join SAG-AFTRA

Desired Characteristics:
• Passion for local news, podcasts, and digital media
• Ability to evaluate news leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments while under deadline pressure
• Strong organizational skills and solid work ethic
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Willingness to experiment and innovate
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Audition, or other comparable photo and audio editing software
• Thorough knowledge of the Bay Area

Candidates will be asked to submit writing samples and may be asked to take an edit test.


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