Digital News Producer

NBCUniversal, Universal City, California

Date PostedJuly 05, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://NBCLA.com
Description:

Position Title: Digital News Producer -- One Year Contract position

Organization:  KNBC/KVEA Local Integrated Media

Responsibilities:

The digital news producer works closely with both the broadcast assignment desk and the digital news team. You know you're a good fit if you possess great people skills, excellent reporting, writing and editing skills in English and Spanish, as well as a passion for multi-platform journalism.

We are looking for a self-starter who can get work done without extensive direction. Experience with content management systems; covering both breaking news and feature stories; and using social media as both a reporting and engagement tool are important.

Requirements:

  • Report and write original web stories for digital platforms
  • Use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media tools to report and to engage our audience
  • Edit broadcast video for digital presentation
  • Edit and enrich broadcast scripts for digital platform publication

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or related field or equivalent experience
  • Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish both in conversation and writing
  • Strong news judgment and news and headline writing skills required; strong proficiency in AP writing style
  • Experience working with a digital Content Management System
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Photoshop and video editing
  • Good social media skills on multiple platforms and the ability to connect with that audience

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume/CV
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Desired:

  • Desire to work in a creative, demanding, highly collaborative and competitive environment
  • Ability to multi-task and meet constant tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with TV newsroom software, show rundowns and scripts is a plus
  • Experience or familiarity working with livestreams and technical troubleshooting a plus
  • Basic understanding and demonstration of solid editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Experience in Los Angeles market and familiarity with Southern California audience and communities
  • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels

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