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Interactive Content Producer

JOB DESCRIPTION:
We are looking for a creative visionary with proven experience and a strong command of the English language. You should already be a prolific user of Twitter, Facebook, the web, mobile devices and other forms of interactive engagement.

Some knowledge of graphic editing is a plus (Fireworks, Photoshop). We prefer candidates who have journalism, English or another relevant college degree.

The shift will generally be a Monday-Friday nightside shift (2-11pm).

As part of the application process, candidates must submit a written critique of our website, www.whnt.com and social media efforts on Facebook and Twitter.

Applicants who are interviewed will have to take a writing, spelling, current events and breaking news test.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Core Job Functions:

  • Generate new, fresh content (text stories, video, polls, photo galleries, etc.) for station website and social media platforms on a variety of subjects.
  • Aggressive response to breaking news on web and social media platforms.
  • Maintaining quality control on all platforms by proofing content that is already on site.
  • Respond to interactive-related emails.
  • Develop supporting/supplemental interactive content for on-air reports.
  • Suggest story ideas for on-air news coverage.
  • Produce stories for on-air or web initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong command of the English language, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Working knowledge of WordPress (preferred) and/or other web posting software and Photoshop.
  • Ability to type, use computers, and other such equipment.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and deadlines.
  • Good communication skills and team-building skills. Ability to multi-task.
  • Candidate must also possess a valid state driver`s license (or be able to get one).
Education Requirements:
  • A college degree in Journalism, English or relevant degree is preferred.
  • Also, prefer candidates with 2-3 years experience as a print, web or digital journalist.
Physical Requirements:
  • The candidate must be physically able to type and work at a computer and must be able to handle the stress of a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Verbal communications skills necessary for office setting. Vision to write and review scripts.
  • HOW TO APPLY:
    RUSH your resume, cover letter, references, writing samples and critique of our web/social media platforms to Claire Aiello, Web Content Manager, WHNT News 19, 200 Holmes Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801 256-535-9241, or email claire.aiello@whnt.com

    DEADLINE: 2013-02-28