Digital Content Producer will serve the station similar to a newspaper reporter – someone who makes regular beat calls, writes web stories, even visits a few meetings to report on important news of the day online that might not always make it on TV.
About Gray Television:
Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
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.
KWQC-TV6 is a dominant NBC affiliate, serving Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois as the Quad Cities’ #1 station for news, information and entertainment programming. KWQC-TV6 has the most experienced team in the market. They strive to keep their viewers safe and informed while guiding them through the ever-evolving digital world. The Quad Cities area is located right on the Mississippi River just 2.5 hours from Chicago, 2 from Des Moines, 4 from St. Louis and 5.5 from Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Digital Content Producer will serve the station similar to a newspaper reporter – someone who makes regular beat calls, writes web stories, even visits a few meetings to report on important news of the day online that might not always make it on TV. Digital Content Producer will also find ways to engage more with online users and followers by using tools like slideshows, videos, links, polls, livestreams, chats, heat maps, etc. A Digital Content Producer must also find unique ways to incorporate web and social elements in newscasts. This position involves strong news judgement, relentless urgency in getting information, creativity, communication and professionalism.
A college degree in journalism broadcasting or related field. Experience is a plus. In lieu of a college degree, applicants with 2 or more years of experience in the broadcast or forecasting industry will be considered. Knowledge and experience with HTML and the capabilities of Web browsers is needed along with knowledge of Photoshop, Google drive and apps, etc. A strong candidate already knows how to write for web-based platforms and can work under intense deadlines.
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.