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KSL Social Media Producer (Part-Time)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Position is part-time and will average 24 hours per week.

The Social Media Producer supports KSL's efforts to stay current with the latest developments and approaches for online conversation and community engagement. This person identifies and advances conversation generated by KSL TV and Radio content, while also tapping into and joining ongoing community conversations, and pitches ideas to traditional media platforms. The Social Media Producer creates a culture of collaboration, problem-solving and intelligent debate in the local community through use of interactive media platforms. This person is invested in a variety of topics, ranging from public policy issues to local culture, sports and entertainment. This person will collaborate with the marketing department on implementation of news and marketing efforts through social media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Increase visibility, members and traffic to the KSL News team by actively participating in social media activities to promote Company (blogging, community development and management, social bookmarking, commenting, etc.)
  • Be well-connected with the broader social media world and actively participate in social networking websites.
  • Experiment with new and alternative ways to leverage social media activities and determine benefits of applying tools to appropriate areas.
  • Regularly monitor social media tools, trends and applications and
  • College degree in journalism, communications, related field, or equivalent preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience using social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • An understanding and appreciation for local journalism, audience and marketplace are crucial
  • A proven track record of communicating and collaborating with external customers, business leaders and others involved with community issues
  • Deep understanding of social media techniques and tools and the ability to research and implement new practices
  • Experience with open source publishing tools, including WordPress and other content management systems
  • Superior written and oral communications skills are essential along with the ability to juggle multiple tasks on deadline
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion
  • Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle stress.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management, and clients.
  • Consistently work required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, etc.
  • Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Personal growth and development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • College degree in journalism, communications, related field, or equivalent preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience using social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.)
  • An understanding and appreciation for journalism ethics and writing, audience and marketplace
  • The ability to motivate and lead a staff
  • A proven track record of communicating and collaborating with external customers, business leaders and others involved with community issues
  • Deep understanding of social media techniques and tools and the ability to research and implement new practices
  • Experience with open source publishing tools, including WordPress and other content management systems
  • Superior written and oral communications skills are essential ,along with the ability to juggle multiple tasks on deadline
  • Excellent use of judgment and discretion.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively.
  • Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination.
  • Lift, move, and carry up to 20 pounds on occasion.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disability PWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

DEADLINE: 2015-12-21