Digital Editor

Hearst Television, Cincinnati, OH, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WLWT-TV, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Cincinnati has an opening for a full-time Digital Editor. 

We are seeking a web-savvy digital editor who understands the Cincinnati region in terms of its people, culture, sports and news. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who has a strong sense of what information our audiences both need and want and knows how to leverage a variety of platforms and forms of media to create engaging content. 

Creativity with video, photos and social media is key, as well as being an avid storyteller and team-player. 

 The Digital Editor will support the station’s mission by both creating and curating content from a variety of outlets, including the station’s newsroom, Internet, wire services, and social media. 


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. 
  • Produce short videos and graphics to drive engagement on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) 
  • Identify and gather information on potential news stories seen on social media and other news websites. 
  • Select stories and identify how to best tell those stories utilizing different platforms and types of multimedia. 
  • Collaborate in building daily multimedia content with station news management, reporters, photographers, assignment editors and producers. 
  • Manage live streams of newscasts and breaking news. 
  • Execute digital content plan on station events, major breaking news, and severe weather. 
  • Integrate user generated content as part of “crowd sourcing” to complement our professional content. 

Qualifications Requirements:                                      

  • Journalism and social media background. 
  • Strong news and editorial judgment; knowledge of legal and ethical issues regarding digital and social media. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with knowledge of AP style. 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a time-sensitive environment with a strong will to win in breaking news situations. 
  • Understanding of viral content – ability to produce content with viral potential and identify content before it goes viral. 
  • Ability to repurpose and recreate content in a way that is fresh, creative, and engaging to audiences. 
  • Willingness to learn new skills and quickly adapt to changing digital strategies. 
  • Must be able to work all shifts – nights, holidays and weekends included. In-person work is required at the station.

Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field is preferred. 
  • 1 to 3 years prior experience working for a television station, daily newspaper or in a digital environment 
  • Experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop a plus. 
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered 


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.

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