Digital Content Producer - WHIO TV in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 1/11/2023

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Job Summary

The Digital Content Producer works with a 24-7 team to monitor, gather and create news content for use on all media platforms—TV, digital website, mobile applications and social media. The right candidate will have a passion for news, discovering the facts and urgent reporting of those facts to the users and viewers of WHIO news. 

WHIO is the #1 CBS affiliate in the country and the dominant #1 station in Southwest Ohio. Our news team has won countless AP, SPJ, and Emmy Awards for our news coverage on both digital and broadcast platforms. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Keen sense of news judgement for each media platform—what drives audience on that platform 
  • Multi-platform mindset—Gather news through all platforms 
  • Newsgatherer—excels at developing relationships and trust with contacts and sources 
  • Team Player—need to be able to handle other assignments as needed, showing flexibility, adaptability, problem solving skills, a person who collaborates with team members, with a positive, can-do attitude 
  • Distribute content on all platforms--broadcast TV, radio, digital apps, social media 
  • Understanding of Newsroom Logistics and ability to move crews—we’re a content distributor not just a newsroom 
  • Provide urgent writing of content for all platforms: TV, digital, social, etc. 
  • Sense of Urgency—ability to work under pressure 
  • Wiling to evolve, learn new skills, new technology, embrace change 
  • Be able to prioritize a large volume of writing assignments based on urgency, platform needs and deadlines 
  • Knowledge of writing for all platforms—broadcast, digital, social, push alerts, radio 
  • Responsible for monitoring a variety of “in” points for news—police, fire scanners, social media, email, internal wires, phone calls 
  • Identify newsworthy content from scanners 
  • Ability to recognize trending stories online, provide timely updates for multiple platforms 
  • Must be social media savvy and possess thorough grasp of the use of social media for audience engagement 
  • Detail Oriented, highly organized planner 
  • Must be able to take direction 
  • Must be able to work any shift, including overnights, weekends—the newsroom is 24/7 
  • Must be accessible to contact during big breaking news situations and “all hands-on deck” are needed 
  • Strong understanding of grammar, spelling, ability to make cold calls, ask questions 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Degree in Journalism, Communications, or Broadcast Technology preferred
  • At least one 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 

This position has no direct reports. 

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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