Digital Director

JOB OPENING: Digital Director

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: The Digital Director will spend his/her day looking at our digital platforms from a strategic point of view. He/she will serve as a point person between all departments (news, sales, creative, etc.) and with Gray Digital Media, plus work to maintain high-quality content and service online. The director’s primary goals are to develop and expand reach and engagement, develop an even more robust digital culture in the newsroom, manage content sharing between other Gray stations and KWQC, and, most of all, serve our viewers online by finding new ways to engage them, serve them and give them information they need to make informed decisions.

An ideal candidate is a strong leader, mentor and strategist with experience in managing multiple projects. He/she will be expected to stay a few steps ahead in finding new ways to engage viewers on all our digital platforms. He/she will be expected to work odd hours at times when breaking news, weather events, big community projects are happening.

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..

TO APPLY:
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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