Digital Media Journalist

Job Description

The Digital Media Journalist will produce and distribute content elements across several media platforms.

WEHT is looking for a digital producer ready to take their skills to the next level in a newsroom that fosters growth and development. The Digital Producer produces, researches, shoots, writes, edits and feeds news production content specifically for digital and social media platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to all station digital platforms.

Additional Job Description:
Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines.
Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
Curates the content on the station’s website to maximize viewing potential for our web audience
Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions.
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
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
Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Operates station news gathering devices to route live or edited material to the web or other station devices.
Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
Fluency in English
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
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.
• Fluent in English.


Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO

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