Digital Content Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

Job Description

WGRZ, the TEGNA-owned station in Buffalo, NY, is looking for a Digital Producer to join our growing team. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves news and working on the cutting edge of digital and social media.  This position will produce original content for WGRZ that will reach our customers whenever and wherever they are, on whatever device they are using at the time.   This person will also manage content produced by others, including copy editing, for our various desktop/mobile/social outlets.  The job will also require the skills of a traditional Assignment Editor.

The successful candidate is innovative, with strong social media experience combined with solid news judgment.  Qualified candidates will have experience posting stories to digital-mobile-social platforms, working knowledge of online CMS software, video and photo-editing skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule. More important, the person we hire will want to win.

Responsibilities:

  • Post stories to WGRZ’s online Digital-Mobile-Social platforms
  • Report news as it happens online (strong breaking news skills) and generate web traffic through application of advanced social media skills
  • Monitor news releases, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any other online news sources and post them to wgrz.com
  • Email the newsroom about all news that comes into the building during your shift
  • Post photos to wgrz.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Scour the Internet for viral/sharable stories to post on wgrz.com
  • Coordinate interviews for both TV and online
  • Answering phones, listening to police scanners, gather information for producers
  • Tuning in live shots and taking in feeds

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Two years’ experience working as a digital producer preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources with an ability to work well with varied personalities within deadlines
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.  

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 million social followers.  TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards. 

 TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.  In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.  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.

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