WXIN/WTTV, A Tribune Media Broadcasting station, is looking for news junkies to help us share stories and better engage our local community through digital and social media. You should be motivated, tech-savvy and addicted to current events. You should feel pangs of withdrawal when you’re unplugged. You should appreciate a great headline that makes clicking irresistible. You should enjoy turning around a clever tweet before the rest of your friends, whenever a big story breaks.
We are looking for content specialists to ensure news is consistently, accurately and quickly shared through digital and social media. Use the right tools to tell the story: whether it’s a brief update, article, photo, video, etc. Learn what appeals most to the community and promote content accordingly. Foster dialog, debate and camaraderie among fans and followers. Navigate newsroom systems to retrieve scripts, assignments and video clips. Lightly edit raw video so we can share news before it’s packaged for broadcast. Ensure that rights, embargos and similar restrictions are followed. Apply thoughtful, accurate labels, categories and descriptions to local news content. Use metrics to predict what content will be most popular and deliver it. Assist the sales department with production and promotion of client sponsorships.
Able to accurately handle multiple tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment. Detail-oriented with excellent organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Able to work well independently and as a member of a larger team. Comfortable with web applications, non-linear video editing and standard office software. Flexible and able to handle additional hours when severe weather or breaking news occurs.
We are looking for content specialists, not a traditional webmaster. Your passion for using technology to more effectively share news and information is what’s critical. We are looking for folks who will be evangelists and help the entire newsroom embrace digital and social media.