Freelance Digital Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/19/2019

Job Description

WUSA9, a TEGNA company, is looking for a smart freelance digital editor to join our growing team. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and loves news and working on the cutting edge of digital and social media. This temporary position will produce original content for WUSA9, including video and text stories, that will reach our customers whenever and wherever they are, on whatever device they are using at the time. They will also manage content produced by others, including copy editing, for our various desktop/mobile/social outlets.

Our freelance editor will fill in as a temporary nightside digital editor and during callouts and/or vacations.

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:

  • Write and post stories to all WUSA9 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 showcasing skills
  • Monitor news releases, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other online news sources and post them 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 the WUSA9 digital platforms.

Job Requirements

  • At least two 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 – able to cover shifts as needed during the week and weekends
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Preferred experience with non-linear editing software

 

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.

 

 

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About Us

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.