Digital Content Producer in Seattle, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 9/12/2021

Job Snapshot

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 an expert in the field of social media. 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.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Attributes for this position: 

  • Strong writer 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

 Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

 

 

What we look for

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will have 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
  • Knowledge of the Pacific Northwest is beneficial, but not required

Education: 

  • The candidate should have a degree in journalism, communications, or a related field of study.

About Cox Media Group

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.

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