Nexstar Media Group

  • Digital Producer/Photographer

    Requisition ID
    2018-2394
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-PA-Altoona
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    Position Summary

    WTAJ-TV has an immediate opening on our award-winning news team at our Altoona office. We are Your News Leader in Central Pennsylvania and we need a Digital Producer/Photographer who can help take our newsroom to the next level on new and emerging platforms. We want someone that embraces the small-town values of this community and possesses the skills to be a great storyteller on both TV and digital platforms. In this position you will be assisting our digital team by posting web content, photo galleries and video. You will also be required to use Facebook and Twitter to tell the stories of the day. The other part of the position is photography. You will be required to use broadcast style cameras to assist our reporters and producers in shooting video several days a week. You could also be operating a ENG and/or Satellite Truck. We need someone who has a good eye and ear for stories in the community. Two or more years’ experience as a photographer or in a digital field is preferred, but not necessary. EOE

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Takes part in WTAJ's digital-first newsroom strategy.
    • Expert understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
    • Reviews copy and will correct errors in content, grammar, and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
    • Use our Social Media and Website to drive viewers to our newscasts on television
    • Determines a story's emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly.
    • Will research and analyze background information related to news stories in order to be able to provide complete and accurate information.
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community.
    • Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts.
    • Shoots and edits and writes news events and news reports.
    • May be required to carry up to 50 pounds of equipment.
    • May be required to operate a live truck and other live remote gear.
    • Use Adobe suite of products like Premiere and Photoshop to put together TV stories and digital stories.
    • Produces reports for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes stories for the web and other DigitalPlatforms.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Finds new ways to use Social Media and our website to engage with viewers

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