Digital Content Producer - KIRO TV in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 11/7/2022

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Job Summary

Do you work effectively across multiple mediums? Do you have a firm grasp on what moves the needle across digital and social networks? Can you combine journalistic know-how with versatile media skills? Digital Content Producers create the original content that is the backbone of our news operations. KIRO – TV has an immediate opening for a Digital Content Producer. 

A Digital Content Producer is a skilled writer and editor, and an expert in the field of social media, digging for story ideas, and handling breaking news. They operate as an integral member of the content center, but their primary responsibility is to drive results to help us meet analytics-based goals and convert digital users into television viewers. 

Attributes for this position:  

  • Strong writer and editor with the ability to flourish in a fast-paced newsroom environment 
  • Knowledge of web content management systems and social media platforms 
  • Decisive decision maker who can turn stories under strict deadlines 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Gather, create and post content accurately and timely onto digital platforms in support of our digital strategies. These duties include writing web stories, managing placement of content on the website, and posting to our social media channels. 
  • Constantly monitor web and social analytics and use social tools to make strategic decisions. 
  • Work with reporters and photographers to gather material that will enhance digital stories. 
  • Cull social media sites for comments and content to help drive and enhance our editorial process. 
  • Track story developments, both local and national, and communicate with the newsroom throughout the day. 
  • Assist assignment editors by fielding phone calls and news tips emails listening to police/emergency scanners for breaking news and communicating with officials as needed to confirm developments. 
  • Help manage our streaming platforms 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • At least 1-year of solid digital, broadcast or print journalism experience, along with demonstrated creative and innovative use of social media. 
  • Command of HTML code, Adobe Photoshop, non-linear editing is beneficial, but not required 
  • Knowledge of the Pacific Northwest is beneficial, but not required 
  • The candidate should have a degree in journalism, communications, or a related field of study

Why Seattle? 

  • Premiere hiking, kayaking, climbing, and biking 
  • Some of the best seafood in the country 
  • Live music and events every weekend 
  • Expansive and affordable public transport 
  • Seattle summers are amazing 
  • One of the most pet-friendly cities in the country 
  • NO STATE INCOME TAX 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 54 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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