News - Digital Content Producer

Description:

Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WDTV:

WDTV (CBS), WVFX (FOX), EVFX (CW), and EDTV (MeTV) combine to provide local news and weather to all of North Central West Virginia. CBS and FOX combine to carry a predominant number of games for the local favorite Pittsburgh Steelers and FOX’s Big 12 affiliation brings us our treasured WVU football games. We are the largest TV source for local news and entertainment for our local 12 county area. Celebrating decades of service and as a local news leader, WDTV features a recently upgraded news studio and a news team dedicated to local news. We pride ourselves on breaking news and weather alerts, and digging deep into the issues affecting our communities. We’re dedicated to informing the public, utilizing television, social media and the area’s only live-streaming newscast.

Our team produces six daily newscasts M-F and four newscasts each weekend. Among many other awards, WDTV has won the WV Broadcasters award 2 years in a row for the best morning newscast. WDTV has had the privilege of helping train and launch the careers of many well-known national journalists, top-market meteorologists, and network and cable executives. The work family of WDTV is made up of a group of dedicated professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.

WDTV/WVFX is located in beautiful north central West Virginia, about 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh, and 30 minutes south of Morgantown. West Virginia, in general, is comprised of several small cities and very rural in nature making it a great small town family atmosphere.

Job Summary:

WDTV/WVFX is looking for a Digital Content Producer. Ideal candidates require a solid grasp AP style, excellent knowledge of grammar, the ability to edit the copy of others and produce clean copy to self-publish on deadline. The capability to work well with a team and in-person and communication skills are essential. Basic computer skills, an understanding of social media, the willingness and ability to adapt to constant change as new technologies and procedures arise are required.

This producer will be on the front line of maintaining up-to-date content on WDTV.com, our social media accounts and our mobile app.

Our top priority is to empower local journalists to focus exclusively on the coverage most urgent to our communities. To that end, we strive to serve as a constant, reliable and complete source of local, regional, national and international news and information.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

--Excellent news judgment on what content a digital audience is looking for
--Write clean copy in AP style
--Can edit the work of others and clean up scripts
--Basic reporting skills
--Understanding of Social Media
--Basic computer skills
--Willingness to adapt and change as technology and procedures arise

Requirements:

A background in journalism and communications with strong writing skills. Must submit some writing samples. Please do not submit reels or scripts.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings