Nexstar Media Group

  • KTAL Digital Content Producer/MMJ

    Requisition ID
    2019-6082
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-LA-Shreveport
    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

    KTAL NBC 6 in Shreveport, Louisiana is looking for a Digital Content Producer/MMJ. The successful candidate will produce original, engaging content for publication on our digital platforms. The successful candidate will also help populate our digital platforms, write and edit digital stories, send mobile app push alerts and edit video clips for ArkLaTexhomepage.com. You must be able to work under pressure and deliver content in real-time.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reports news stories for digital platforms, including website, mobile app and social media
    • Create, edit and publish content on digital platforms, including website, mobile app and social media
    • Perform tasks with urgency, immediacy and accuracy
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories 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
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches on-brand local and trending stories during morning meetings
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     Requirements & Skills:

    • Degree in journalism; daily newspaper or news site experience required; live, working web samples and/or print pages preferred
    • Proficiency in Associated Press style, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Basic HTML preferred
    • CSS, Flash and other relevant technology skills is a plus
    • Maintain positive work environment through active team participation and cooperation with co-workers in all departments
    • Responds positively to feedback

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:
    The Digital Producer must be able to 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 in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Digital Producer must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

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