Digital Executive Producer

Job Description

WANE is looking for a Digital Executive Producer who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and help lead the station’s digital news strategy. This person will lead day-to-day online news coverage with an emphasis on collaboration within the news department. This leader would also produce and report content specifically for digital and social media platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to wane.com and our mobile apps. This position may require some holidays and weekends. There is NO ON-AIR component to this job. This is a leadership position so managing and accountability of others will be part of your responsibility, strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are a must.

Additional Job Description:
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style, AP style and formatting guidelines
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Curates the content on WANE.com to maximize viewing potential for our web audience
• Gathers information about events through phone calls, research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories for themselves or other team members
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
• Determines a story’s emphasis, length, and format, and organizes material accordingly
• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
• Communicates the plan for the digital team daily in editorial meetings
• Offers suggestions on how we can better develop a general news story with digital components
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Oversees work of team members to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects digital planning and other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Requirements & Skills:
• Fluency in English
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required, experience with WordPress is a plus
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

Benefits

Nexstar Media Inc. offers a strong benefits package including health, vision, dental and life insurance for full time employees and a 401(k) match plan for eligible employees.

How to Apply

ALL applicants must apply on-line at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar. Please upload resume.

Station:
WANE

Location:
Fort Wayne, IN

Employment Type:
Full-time

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