Digital News Producer

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 9:11 AM EST
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About Gray Television:

Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WDBJ:

WDBJ7, WZBJ and WDBJ7.com are a Gray-owned dominant CBS affiliated media powerhouse in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. Known as “Your Hometown Station®”, WDBJ7 and WZBJ serve 26 counties across the Blue Ridge Mountain region and produce 60.5 hours of award-winning local news coverage, more than any of its competitors in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market.

Job Summary/Description:

WDBJ7 is the Digital News Leader in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market and we are looking for an innovative individual with a passion for news. The digital producer writes, reports, and edits news stories; generates story ideas, provides unique social media posts while overseeing the overall look and content of the web site. WDBJ7 has the top news website, Facebook page and Twitter feed in the area. We want someone who is not only enthusiastic about helping us grow our current digital platforms but also interested in helping us find new avenues to serve our viewers here in the digital age.

This is a very exciting time for the news business. People are viewing more news than ever and we have so many digital tools available to keep our viewers informed. We want a Digital Producer who is excited about finding creative ways to use these digital tools while also on the lookout for the next big thing. The digital landscape is changing every day, so innovation and creativity are crucial for our business.

Attention to detail, organization and strong writing skills are also a priority for this position. It’s a big job but the person we hire will be surrounded by an amazing team and a group of managers focused on helping them learn and grow each and every day. This could be your opportunity to take your career to the next level!

*** Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above ***

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Be able to write clearly and accurately

• Must possess excellent interview and conversational writing skills

• Ability to shoot and edit video; create personalized stories for the web

• Able to produce and post content to our websites

• Comprehensive understanding of sports and knowledge of local sports news and athletes

• Able to use social media outlets to engage viewers

• Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as related to journalism

• Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision

• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required

• Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with co-workers, supervisors and viewers

• Solid keyboarding skills

Interested applicants may go to gray.tv/careers#currentopenings; you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on “apply now”, upload your resume, cover letter and references.

WDBJ-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.