Digital Editor

Baltimore, Maryland
Jul 11, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

WBAL-TV is looking for a well-rounded Digital Editor who will be creating content for its website, mobile products and social media platforms.  The successful candidate will be an excellent storyteller and multi-tasker who can edit and create content facing intense competition under constant deadline pressure. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news, sports, weather, and feature stories for the stations website, mobile and social media pages.

  • Write compelling headlines

  • Work with Reporters and Assignment Editors to ensure content is posted quickly and accurately

  • Work with Producers, Assignment Editors and Managers to ensure cross promotion of content across all platforms

  • Managing LIVE streams of newscasts and breaking news

  • Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the stations digital platforms

  • Other duties as required

Experience Requirements:

·  Previous digital editing experience required

·   Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Strong news and editorial judgment

  • Excellent AP writing skills

  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing

  • Strong understanding of social media best practices

  • Flexibility to work different shifts, holidays, etc. on short notice to cover a 24 hour news cycle

  • Ability to work well in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions, while paying close attention to details

  • Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus


  •  College Degree in Journalism or related field
  •  Military training from Defense Information School with experience will be considered 

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