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.
●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.
●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.
●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.