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DIGITAL NEWS PRODUCER - WOWT

• Intermediate Level

Summary

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following: • Writing for all WOWT platforms, on-air (tickers), website, social media, mobile platforms. • Create unique and arresting content that makes WOWT stand out on social media. • Grow WOWT’s audience, and help news personalities grow in key social media channels.

Category Digital Media  Producers  Social Media 
Location Greater Omaha Area
Time Period 7 Months
Start Date N/A

Job Description

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.

About WOWT:

WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology, and with our leading broadcast news we provide award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can’t be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

• Writing for all WOWT platforms, on-air (tickers), website, social media, mobile platforms.
• Create unique and arresting content that makes WOWT stand out on social media.
• Grow WOWT’s audience, and help news personalities grow in key social media channels.
• Manage social media output across all channels, delivering a regular flow of posts every day. Keep our followers engaged, informed and entertained.
• Keep all WOWT teams informed about the field by sharing knowledge of new social media developments.
• Assist reporters, anchors, and other news staff in generating content for social media.
• Work with the News Producers to integrate content from social media into on-air content.
• Ensure that the brand standards are met across all platforms, while promoting the brand and its values at all opportunities.
• Be an authority on the WOWT brand and competitors. Drive traffic to the WOWT website.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism or related field
• Strong writing skills and ability to write accurately and creatively under constant deadline pressure
• Prior news writing experience is preferred with a minimum of 3 years’ experience 
• Understanding of integrated communications, including role of emerging technologies within "traditional and non-traditional" channels
• Extensive knowledge and experience using emerging technologies, content and digital communication methods to develop new programs and strategies
• Editorial and research capabilities 
• Technical understanding of video and photo production 
• Experience with website maintenance, content, and management systems 
• Extensive knowledge of Social Media landscape, networks, and toolsets 
• Ability and willingness to participate in emerging media technology space for example; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other applications as they evolve.
• Ability and willingness to work hard in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, team-oriented environment 
• Ability and willingness to reprioritize quickly and efficiently to rapidly changing needs and situations 

◘ Come join our dynamic team, apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings by searching the station call letters and attach your resume

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.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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