VERIFY Digital and Showcasing Specialist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

WUSA9, in Washington, D.C. has an immediate opening for a fact-checking Digital and Broadcast Showcasing Specialist. This role offers the opportunity to elevate a premiere station brand, VERIFY, through digital storytelling, social media, Youtube optimization and broadcast. This position would help the VERIFY team innovate and strengthen an already strong digital presence. This role would execute broadcast and digital elements through social media mining and fact-checking during breaking news, as well as be responsible for working with graphic artists to create interesting visual elements to accompany stories for all platforms.  We're looking for a self-starter with strong news judgement and an ability to research during breaking news.  This person needs to be excellent at working both independently and collaboratively.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write, edit and produce VERIFY stories on digital and broadcast platforms
  • Focus on accuracy and fact-checking in articles and social content
  • Social listening: Monitor social chatter and track trending stories via Chartbeat, Dataminr, CrowdTangle, Google Trends and our social platforms.
  • Generate web traffic through Search Engine Optimization best practices, website management, app management, notifications and application of advanced social media skills.
  • Create a routinely-produced Email newsletter surrounding the VERIFY brand
  • Optimize the YouTube presence of the VERIFY brand
  • Optimize the Social Media presence of the VERIFY brand
  • Broadcast-digital coordination: Work with all departments on content coverage.​

 

 

Job Requirements

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS/BA in related field - journalism, communications, broadcast          
  • 3-5 years of experience working as a digital producer or digital journalist preferred.
  • Excellent AP Style writing, editing, proofreading and copyediting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proficient in use of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram)
  • Basic video and graphic production skills and knowledge.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Sound news judgment and ability to work both autonomously and as a part of a team.
  • Well versed in online metrics such as Google Analytics, Chartbeat, CrowdTangle, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Content Management Systems, Basic HTML, live stream technology and social media algorithms such as Facebook
  • Ability to work evenings/occasional weekends     

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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.