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We're hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee our next-level team at WAGA-TV in Atlanta. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators, who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.
Does this sound like you? You're driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You’re a leader, but you also know there is no “I” in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You're (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick-thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You're a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win. Big.
The person we're looking for is a news junkie who lives and breathes content and knows how to inspire a team. If you're a digital content-creating rockstar who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.
Responsibilities: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Follow group standards for digital publishing. Maintain continuous communication with other FTS digital teams and Group Content Team. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.
Requirements: Four (4)+ years of experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms preferred. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).
The Producer gathers news and information for newscasts and plays an active role in deciding newscast content, how stories are produced, and where they will be placed within the newscasts. Line produces assigned newscast and unscheduled news coverage as needed, prepares newscast rundowns, utilizes a variety of storytelling techniques, devices and studio stage locations to showcase news content in the most compelling and appropriate manner possible, builds graphic elements for use in the newscasts and assigns and supervises associate producers. Collaborates with the digital team to identify digital and social media content to present in the television newscasts, using production styles to maximize viewer interest in the newscast and engagement on the station’s digital platforms, and publishes stories to the station’s website using content management system.
Requirements: Applicant must be proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline. Also, must communicate clearly, effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing television newscasts for broadcast on a commercial television station desired.
Coordinates live coverage of news events and participates in the selection and development of stories. Produces and coordinates interviews and field package shoots, live shots and live talk-back interviews as needed. Position edits video segments for broadcast. Individual will assist in the control room during newscasts. Publishes content to web CMS and to social media networks.
Requirements: Candidate must be skilled in writing conversational broadcast copy incorporating appropriate visual elements under daily deadline pressure. Candidate must be proficient in English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and able to communicate clearly and effectively/politely with the public in person and over the phone. A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. One year of experience producing or newsgathering experience for broadcast at a commercial television station preferred.