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Digital Content Producer at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Digital Content Producer

Sinclair Broadcast Group Seattle, WA Full-Time

Digital producer/journalist wanted to help make KOMONews.com and its related digital platforms the best in Western Washington and the nation.


SKILLS:



  • Position is for Wed-Sun shift and candidate must be comfortable working independently and has to be a self-starter

  • Will write and post content exclusively to KOMONews.com and our social media channels from a variety of sources, including but not limited to on-air broadcasts, wire, news releases

  • Clean, clear writing and a mastery of AP Style

  • Insatiable desire to find and report news along with knowing how to spot content that will resonate with our digital audience

  • Ability to learn and master company's proprietary content management system (CMS) 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

  • Two years (minimum) writing for news organizations required

DUTIES:

BREAKING NEWS



  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced newsroom, juggling push alerts, managing video livestreams, 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 dayparts 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:

  • 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 quickly learn and master new online 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 online products


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


About Us


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team


The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

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