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Digital Editor

Hearst Television, Winter Park, FL, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time


WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida, 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 station’s 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
  • Comb social media to identify posts/stories that would perform on the station’s website and social media
  • Produce short videos/graphics to drive engagement on social platforms
  • Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the station’s 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
  • Must be able to keep focused and level-headed in a sometimes stressful, breaking news environment
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus
  • Experience using Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok in a news capacity a plus
  • Experience using ENPS, Crowdtangle, Social News Desk and Tweetdeck a plus

 

Education:

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

Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.