JOB OPENING: Digital Content Producer
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.
JOB DESCRIPTION: If you are a tech-savvy individual looking to get your foot in the door in the news industry, then apply. The Digital Content Producer position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the station’s web channels and social media platforms during different parts of the day and week. He/She 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. He/She 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. He/She 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
Qualified applicants can apply at www.gray.tv/applynow.
EOE M/F/D/V ~ Drug screen required.
KWQC-TV6 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring, training, or promotion of employees by reasons of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or age.
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