Nexstar Media Group

  • Producer, Web

    Requisition ID
    2019-5884
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Waco
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    FOX44/KWKT in Waco, Texas is looking for an intelligent and highly motivated Web Producer to produce content for our station website as well as manage social media. The Web Producer will help with broadcast newsroom collaboration, write and produce several stories per day as well as manage FOX44 social media accounts through consistent, engaging and on-brand posts. This individual should have excellent editing, TV/web writing and influencing skills.The Web Producer will produce and distribute content elements across several media platforms.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Produce breaking news events across multiple platforms by working with reporters in the field, the news assignment desk and independent sources alike.
    • Curate the homepage and subsections.
    • Assist in managing a group of regular contributors to the web site..
    • Produce all news sections of the website, including the homepage and contribute to local franchises.
    • Manage production of articles, videos and slideshows.
    • Be an advocate for ourquadcities.com in the newsroom and beyond.
    • Manage the social media strategy for FOX44.
    • Help grow the main brand social media account pages through thoughtful, engaging posts that deliver on key metrics.
    • Make sure the station's social media accounts have relevant content through the day and that the voice, tone and mix of content fits with the overall editorial strategy on-air and online.
    • Monitor social media channels for breaking news.
    • Engage with viewers who reach out through social media channels.
    • Own the editorial and creative development and coverage of assigned stories across multiple platforms, including but not limited to broadcast, digital and web.

     Requirements & Skills:

     

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications/Journalism or related degree required. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of AP Style writing and guidelines.
    • Knowledge and understanding of various media platforms.
    • Basic understanding and demonstration of multi-media file formats and strong computer skills.
    • Understand the importance of social media.
    • Must be available to work overtime, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed or required.
    • Some experience as an editor, writer or producer at a news organization or blog that creates content under tight deadlines.
    • Exceptional communication skills.
    • Knowledge of TV and web writing. Experience in editing video for TV and web.
    • Must have the desire to work in a creative, demanding, competitive environment. Experience in a news environment is a plus.
    • Excellent news instincts with the ability to react decisively to breaking news, combined with the ability to write succinctly and with flair.
    • Ability to work on multiple tasks and stories simultaneously in a fast paced environment. Team player mentality.

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Web Producer must be able to stand, sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the WebProducer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 40 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions. Pre-employment background check required.

     

    Please send resume, references, salary requirements, and links to: Dean L. Wetherbee, News Director, KWKT-TV, 8803 Woodway Dr., Woodway, TX, 76712, dwetherbee@kwkt.com, or apply online at nexstar.tv/careers. No phone calls please.

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