Digital Reporter

Job Description

The Digital Reporter should be a skilled writer who can craft headlines and content that provide value to the audience and driver user engagement. The reporter will use data to make decisions about audience interest trends. The reporter will be able to reach out to contacts, source the web and find information on social media to build stories that will be high performing across multiple websites. While the reporter will largely work from a single space, the ability to take photos and create video is a plus. A strong knowledge of social media platforms is expected.

Typical Day

This reporter will spend time at the start of the shift reviewing story ideas and looking over their own sources for ideas. After coordinating with digital leadership for a list of expected daily stories, the reporter will begin writing and communicating updates. Social media updates, videos and monitoring of breaking news should be incorporated seamlessly into the shift.

Measurements of Success

Deliver stories quickly, accurately, and often
Provide a central role in story idea discovery and generation for the local and regional team
Consistently seek to grow audience to your bylined stories
Grow your social media base and regularly promote links to stories
Report news quickly and accurately
Be able to craft original content that stands out from competition
Collaborate with local and regional staff to find angles that resonate in the community
Find ways to share reporting responsibilities across markets and topics as needed
Understand types of stories that drive traffic on the web
Work with management to deliver a content mix that reflects the needs of our audience
Develop expertise and sources in key audience interest areas
Shoot photos and video as needed to tell stories in multiple ways
Utilize social media for reporting and story promotion
Ability to perform other digital duties as needed

Required Skills

Knowledge of AP style
Enjoys working in teams and is a strong communicator
CSS, Flash and other relevant technology skills is a plus
Ability to quickly learn new things and adapt to change
Thrives under pressure and able to meet deadlines
Self-motivated and competitive
Comfortable setting up and executing interviews with local sources
Ability to be fast and first at breaking news on the web
Able to deliver multiple stories for the web each day on a wide range of topics
Familiar with contact information for various agencies to obtain information as quickly as possible
Understand social media’s importance in reporting stories and delivering traffic
Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)
Regularly meets measurements of success

Education Required

Bachelor’s Degree


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

How to Apply

ALL applicants must apply on-line at:
Please upload resume.


Farmersburg, IN

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