Digital News Producer

News for WDAY
Fargo-Valley City, North Dakota

posted on January 22, 2019


job posting:

WDAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota, has an immediate opening for a Digital News Producer. As a Digital News Producer, you will be responsible for editing broadcast scripts and other non-newspaper content (ie, blogs, radio podcasts) for a digital subscriber audience, while finding new opportunities to maximize video presentation online. This person also will write/ produce news content for the website and will work in conjunction with assignment editors, reporters and web teams in the newsrooms of WDAY/WDAZ-TV, The Forum and Grand Forks Herald to improve and optimize all content for the digital audience. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: ●Edit and rewrite a variety of news and features content for the InForum digital audience with a focus on transforming broadcast scripts into succinct, relevant digital content. ●Write basic news stories based on press releases, raw and/ or live video, and from reporters in the field. ●Work with traditional print reporters to enhance digital video reports; work with traditional broadcast reporters to enhance digital written reports. ●Basic video editing for digital formats to improve the digital video experience. ●Upload content to TV and newspaper websites using a common content management system. ●Distribute and share content as appropriate to all platforms - broadcast, print and digital - and in style-specific formats, on deadline. ●Maintain regular and punctual attendance. ●Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: ●Must have a journalism/ communications-related degree, or similar, from a four-year college and/ or the equivalent newsroom experience in a writing, editing or digital producer capacity. ●Must be able to write and edit copy under tight deadlines and follow prescribed style. ●Demonstrate a commitment to increase online reporting and grow digital audience. ●Basic video editing knowledge ●Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and occasional holidays. ●Must be a motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills and an eye for details. ●Excellent communication skills. ●Follow best practices and ethics of responsible journalism. ●Highly motivated and able to work both independently and with other staff. ●Able to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: ●Must possess a valid driverís license and a driving record that is insurable by the company. ●Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company. WORKING CONDITIONS: ●Regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, use hands to fingers, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance and stoop. ●Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 15 pounds. ●Required to use close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.


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expires on 02/24/2019