Digital Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

Job Description

WUSA9, TEGNA’s flagship Washington D.C. station, is looking for a smart, urgent and self-starting Digital Editor to join our growing team. But before you go any further, you should know, we’re not your average digital shop – this isn’t a place where simply writing press releases and posting breaking news to twitter is what marks success. We believe content succeeds in the digital space when it’s approached with intent and sophisticated creativity. The ideal candidate for this role thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves news and working on the cutting edge of digital and social media.

This position will showcase and manage content produced by others in the most engaging way possible. This position also produces original content, including video and interactive-rich digital articles that will reach our customers whenever and wherever they are, on whatever device they are using at the time. 

The successful candidate is innovative with strong social media experience combined with solid news judgment through a grasp of analytics. 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 do things in a way that make a difference here in DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and post stories to WUSA9 Digital-Mobile-Social platforms
  • Report news as it happens online (strong breaking news skills) and generate web traffic through application of advanced social media and SEO showcasing skills
  • Monitor Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online news sources and post stories from that information to WUSA digital platforms
  • Use social media mining tools (CrowdTangle, TweetDeck, Dataminr) to discover unique content
  • Work with all newsroom departments on content coverage, broadcast-digital coordination and social listening
  • Coordinate live stream of news events daily online and on social media, with heavy emphasis on urgent news
  • Post photos/videos to WUSA9 digital platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, others
  • Identify compelling, unique stories and user-generated content of interest to our audience
  • Create original video for web and social platforms
  • Create enterprise content (stories, videos, photo galleries) for WUSA9 digital platforms first, but with the intent to translate to all platforms.

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • At least three to five years’ experience working as a digital journalist
  • 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
  • Flexibility
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Preferred experience with non-linear editing software
  • Understanding of digital-specific skills like SEO and analytics
  • Willingness to learn new software and help fellow team members with digital best practices

 

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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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.