Digital Content Producer in Dayton, OH at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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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.



  • 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

-Degree in Journalism preferred

-Study in a relevant field required (Journalism, Communications, Social Media, Broadcast Technology, English)

-No professional news experience required

This position has no direct reports.

Please send you resume, writing samples if applicable, to




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