Digital Desk Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

Job Description

9NEWS is looking for a Digital Desk Producer to help redefine the way local news is covered. We’re looking for self-starting journalists with proven reputations who are eager to discover the next big story. Our ideal candidates want to take the assignment desk to the next level. Ideally, this candidate would have great people skills and the ability to develop great sources and contacts. They possess expert social media and writing skills to distribute information across 9NEWS platforms to keep our audiences informed and engaged.

 

Digital Desk Producers are leaders in our newsroom who urgently and aggressively cover breaking/developing stories. This position is for a person who is passionate about working in an audience first newsroom. This person is a part of a team that oversees the quality of 9NEWS digital content efforts across all platforms.  

 

IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

 

  • Coordinate multiple crews for daily, enterprise or breaking stories
  • Make calls to news sources as needed, gaining appropriate and actionable information
  • Develop contacts and sources to be used in news gathering operations
  • Help provide editorial guidance and manage logistics to execute daily newsroom content 
  • Participate in editorial meetings and conversations, including pitching stories
  • Work with digital managers, newsroom leaders and all producers to coordinate the development and distribution of content across all 9NEWS platforms
  • Monitor a variety of public safety radio systems and social media for breaking news
  • Distribute new and confirmed information along with news crew logistics to editorial team
  • Update published content as stories develop
  • Review and respond to news releases, news tips, emails, user generated content and social media messages to identify unique, local and engaging content
  • Do all necessary reporting efforts to turn information into digital content, such as make calls, get pictures or video to support a story, research and confirm information, etc. 
  • Write and publish content to multiple platforms including web, app, social media, YouTube and streaming services
  • Manage all 9NEWS digital, social, audio and streaming accounts including sending push alerts, launching live streams, managing homepage layout, etc
  • Work with anchors and reporters to produce and publish content
  • Copy edit digital and social media content 
  • Collaborate with other TEGNA stations, NBC affiliates and other partners to search trending content and publish compelling stories, photos and video from our corporate network across web, mobile and social media platforms

Job Requirements

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven digital content and newscasts
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Basic image and video editing skills
  • Strong AP writing and copy editing skills
  • Strong understanding of digital and social media analytics and metrics
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and holiday shifts

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 62 television stations and two radio stations in 51 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.