National Online News Producer
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 4/26/2019

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!

Sinclair Broadcast Group has an immediate opening for a National Online News Producer. Be part of a growing online news team producing national content for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s network of news sites. We’re looking for a talented and creative journalist with an ability to learn new systems and jump into a fast-paced publishing environment. Online reporting should be your passion and the ideal candidate will be a journalist able to handle tight deadlines and constantly bring new ideas to the table. You should be able to work nights and weekends when needed.

DUTIES: 

  • Write, select and publish news and other stories to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s network of sites.

  • Daily news aggregation from around the web, and editing of wire service content.

  • Produce and edit multimedia elements for online stories.

  • Ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately is a core expectation of this position.

  • Research, report and write original stories.

  • Monitor analytics to measure story performance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent (Degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred).

  • Minimum of three years of online journalism experience.

  • Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style required.

  • Strong understanding of content usage rights management and restrictions.

  • Basic HTML knowledge required.

  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Reddit and other social media platforms.

  • Must be self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.

  • Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines and breaking news.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.

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

Job Snapshot

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…