Multiplatform News Producer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 5/10/2019

Job Description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KGAN/KFXA has an immediate opening for a full-time Multiplatform Content News Producer. This role will be responsible for publishing daily news and breaking news content to the station's website, copy editing staff stories, and maintaining content on cbs2iowa.com. This position also includes production of a television newscast. The ideal candidate works closely with newsroom staff to keep our viewers and digital consumers updated on all screens, including on-line, social media and on air.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Effective and timely use of internet, social networking, and mobile
  • Seek out and post relevant information (words, images and/or video) to station's digital platforms in an accurate and timely manner
  • Engage audience through effective use of social media, (E.G., Facebook, Twitter) for both news gathering purposes and interaction
  • Uploading material (words, stills and/or video) from the field or TV station to those sites, when applicable
  • Engage and help grow audience through effective use of station's mobile news platform, including sending breaking news, sports or weather alerts to mobile devices
  • Production of a television newscast

Required Experience:

  • Expertise with content management systems, digital metric tools, and social management tools required
  • At least one (1) year of previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station
  • Strong leadership skills and excellent communication skills
  • Proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and Newsroom systems, such as iNews
  • The ability to execute news strategies and goals across all platforms, including digital, social media, and daily newscasts
  • Flexibility on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must
  • A journalism degree is preferred

When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have a link to your work, please apply online. and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:

KGAN/KFXA
Attn: News Director
600 Old Marion Rd. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  Please, no phone calls.  

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

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About Us

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. . We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…