Digital Editor

Location
Manchester, New Hampshire
Salary
competitive
Posted
Feb 22, 2019
Function
Production
Metro Area
Boston
Duration
Full Time

WMUR-TV is looking for a digital editor to produce content for our website, mobile and social media platforms. The successful candidate will have excellent storytelling skills across many different forms of media, and the ability to multi-task under pressure.

 

The DIGITAL EDITOR reports to the Digital Media Manager.


Essential functions:

      

  • Writes and edits materials for target audiences integrating engaging and creative text, still images, video and audio components, in a thoughtful presentation for multiple platforms including mobile, tablet, desktop and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Provides continuous updating, revising and expanding of developing stories.
  • Collaborates in building daily mobile & web content with station news management, reporters, photographers, assignment editors and producers.
  • Works with newsroom to create digital-original content, primarily video and digital imagery, for presentation on social media as well as on the station’s mobile and web platforms.
  • Provides added content to digital reporting efforts.
  • Posts content to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) in strategic ways that drive engagement, click-thru and traffic.
  • Executes digital content plan on station-guided big events and major breaking news and weather.
  • Provides digital content/social media/operations support to complement station programming, marketing and sales efforts.
  • Integrates user generated content as part of “crowd sourcing” to complement our professional content.

Required Skills:

 

  • Demonstrated journalism background; strong news judgment; knowledge of legal and ethical issues in regards to digital media.

  • Demonstrated social media background; knowledge of legal and ethical issues surrounding social media. Ability to identify emerging social media platforms and how best to integrate them into daily coverage.

  • Highly developed digital skill set with experience in content management systems, and the ability to do simple HTML coding

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere video editing software.

  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field is preferred.

  • Preferably 1 -3 years prior experience working for a television news station, daily newspaper or in a digital environment.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with digital and broadcast journalists.

  • Knowledge of editing and AP Stylebook standards.

  • Ability to pass writing and editing test.

  • Ability to convey complex subject matter in clear and engaging fashion.

  • Ability to catch spelling errors without electronic assistance.

  • Ability to manage time and meet multiple daily deadlines for various projects.

  • Ability to be flexible in schedule to cover major and/or breaking news events.

  • Ability to work with a positive attitude.

  • Ability to work well in a multitasking environment with frequent interruptions, paying close attention to details.

  • Interest in local and national politics is desired as WMUR covers politics heavily year-round.




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