Digital Content Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/21/2019

Job Description

9NEWS is searching for a breaking news-focused Digital Content Producer who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has a vision for what local news can and should be on digital, social and streaming platforms. This position is a member of our weekend content team who uses social listening, audience engagement and all methods of incoming communication to confirm, produce and publish content on all 9NEWS platforms. This person works closely with all colleagues in the newsroom to help make editorial decisions and assignments.

9NEWS Digital Content Producers are leaders in the newsroom who are responsible for quality content and audience experience on all 9NEWS digital, social and streaming platforms including content production, presentation and distribution. They help create multiple platform storytelling through all 9NEWS platforms including broadcast, digital and social by working with all content creators and producers. They enterprise content through social listening, being plugged into the community, pitching stories and producing original content for our audience whenever and wherever they are, on whatever device they are using at the time. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Urgently and aggressively reports news as it happens online (strong breaking news skills)
  • Produce audience first, engaging storytelling through digital articles, videos, photo galleries, social media, push alerts, live streams and interactive elements.
  • Works with all newsroom departments on content coverage, broadcast-digital coordination and social listening.
  • Actively searches for enterprise content and breaking news.
  • Manage and moderate 9NEWS brand Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Track trending stories via ChartBeat, CrowdTangle, Google Trends and our social platforms. Report findings to newsroom.
  • Use digital and social analytics to inform editorial decisions.
  • Copy edit digital articles and social media posts for accuracy, balance, context and grammar.
  • Generate web traffic through Search Engine Optimization best practices, website management, app management, push notifications and application of advanced social media skills.
  • Assist reporters and anchors in the creation of native social content.
  • Implement best practices on 9NEWS digital and social platforms.
  • Produce, shoot, edit videos for 9NEWS digital products, such as YouTube and 9NEWS streaming apps.
  • Ensure newsroom upholds journalistic integrity and the 9NEWS brand across platforms.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years experience working as a digital producer or digital journalist preferred.
  • Excellent AP Style writing, editing, proofreading and copy editing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic video and graphic production skills and knowledge.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources with an ability to work well with varied personalities within deadlines.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Sound news judgment and ability to work both autonomously and as a part of a team.
  • Interest in digital metrics and preferably experience in Google Analytics, CrowdTangle and Chartbeat. 

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About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com. 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

9NEWS (KUSA) is the NBC affiliate in Denver and is owned by TEGNA.  Colorado’s News Leader for over 60 years, 9NEWS signed on the air in 1952 as KBTV, changing to KUSA in 1984.  9NEWS broadcasts KUSA (9.1), 9NEWS NOW (9.2), The Justice Network (9.3), KTVD (20.1) and MeTV (20.2).  Additionally 9NEWS operates the website 9NEWS.COM and has a strong social media presence.

At 9NEWS, all of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.