Content Coordinator in Charlotte, NC at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/17/2021

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Job Summary

WSOC stands for We Serve Our Community. We are the #1 news operation in the Charlotte DMA because we serve our audience with in-depth investigative journalism and urgent coverage of weather. We are in search of a Content Center Producer who can aggressively follow breaking news, coordinate coverage among our crews and create content for our online and on-air platforms.

The ideal candidate is someone who loves to investigate news tips and see stories through to online and on-air distribution. The applicant needs to have good communication skills, work well with newsroom staff and have technical knowledge of news gathering. Strong editorial judgement is a must, as well as strong organizational skills and digital understanding. You must be able to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines, be aggressive on breaking news and be self-motivated.

Responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for gathering and writing content for digital and social platforms, working with your manager to determine the best platform to share each story.
  • You will be responsible for monitoring content resources like station email, phones, scanners, social media and handling logistics for field crews.
  • Because Charlotte is a hub for major news events, you will work with ABC affiliates, CNN, CMG stations, local partners and other media organizations across the country.
  • You will need to see the big picture and understand the significance of editorial content.
  • You will work directly with reporters, photographers, producers and other newsroom managers to stay on top of the news of the day.

Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overnights.

 

 

What we look for

  • At least 2 years of newsroom experience
  • BA or equivalent professional experience
  • Strong understanding of AP-style writing
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Charlotte market is a plus
  • The ability to sit for extended periods of time, standing, bending, moderate lifting of 25 lbs may be required

 

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