Jobs for Veterans, Veteran Job Board | GiJobs.com

Post Jobs

Job Information

Sinclair Broadcast Group Digital Content Producer in Seattle, Washington

KOMO-TV and KOMONews.com are seeking a dynamic, can do digital content producer who can create compelling, engaging online content that can help drive key performance metrics while growing our digital audience.

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Clean, clear writing and a mastery of AP Style.
  • Ability to learn master proprietary content management systems in order to post/update digital content.
  • Still photography and basic photo editing.
  • Videography and basic editing.
  • Creating/writing post for sharing on social media platforms.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work amid distraction.
  • Able to communicate and work well with a team while also being able to work independently and with minimal direction when necessary.
  • Ability to interpret a wide variety of sources, including but not limited to press releases, social media posts, government statements and court rulings, and be able to seamlessly report/post online news content/stories from that source.
  • Flexible schedule, including working weekends
  • College degree required
  • Three years (minimum) writing for news organizations required.

DUTIES

BREAKING NEWS

  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced newsroom, juggling push alerts, live video, writing and added elements to stories while being able to conceive/implement posts for social media – all while communicating with web and TV reporters/producers/Assignment Desk.
  • Post breaking news stories and video to digital platforms with accuracy and speed.
  • Review wires, feeds, news partners (CNN and ABC News) other news sources, social media and the internet for content to round out local, regional and national coverage on site.
  • Be able to quickly and accurately communicate with TV and Web managers about digital issues/trends/developments.
  • Identify stories/content/video that can drive engagement and audience growth across KOMO’s digital platforms.

STORIES

  • Compile, edit, write news stories from a variety of sources -- including but not limited to KOMO-TV, the wet, social media, wire services and press releases – with an emphasis on delivering breaking news quickly and accurately.
  • Enterprise, report and write local news stories that have clear, compelling headlines.
  • Work with editors, reporters, producers and managers across all KOMO platforms to quickly post information while looking for video that can be uploaded and posted to KOMO digital platforms.
  • Brainstorm, research and create web extras to accompany news stories.
  • Produce multi-faceted online stories giving consideration to relevant related text, video, images, audio and external links.

Maintain the highest journalistic standards.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

  • Must learn and demonstrate quick mastery of push alerts in order to disseminate KOMONews.com to digital users.
  • Manage and support existing daily online newsletters while thinking strategically about new newsletters that can grow user base and increase site traffic to KOMONews.com.
  • Able to learn and teaches new tools to tell a story.
  • Reviews and maintains all sections of the site and makes periodic recommendations for improving site appearance and content.
  • Suggests new approaches to covering stories and presenting information for digital formats.
  • Searches for new and better ways to promote KOMONews.com content, especially sections targeted for growth.
  • Be an idea generator for content that can driver engagement to digital from on-air and back.
  • Be an evangelist for KOMO’s digital platforms within and outside the station in order to stoke interest in our digital platforms.
DirectEmployers