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KTVA-TV, Digital Content Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Digital Content Manager will primarily be responsible for execution of digital content strategy, project management, website management and video encoding activities.  Have significant contact with project consultants and vendors Oversee and contribute to KTVA digital presence. FLSA: Exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Duties of Digital Content Manager:

Oversee web editors in gathering information and generating original content for KTVA.com; Assist reporters in writing news copy for KTVA.com; copy edit news stories from reporters and web editors and post to KTVA.com in a professional, compelling, creative and balanced manner, consistent with the ethics, goals and guidelines of Denali Media. 
Ensure editors maintain a vibrant, informative and conversant social media presence on KTVA’s social media platforms
 

Participate in editorial meeting to determine digital opportunities and contribute possible story ideas. 
 

Responsible for hiring, leading, developing and managing the performance by those reporting to this position; establishes and communicates clear performance expectations; and makes recommendations for salary increases.  Provides timely, accurate and thorough Performance Reviews for supervised employees and recommends and/or approves promotions, demotions, transfers or disciplinary actions up to an including termination.  Responsible for web team results. 

REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong technical and management skills required with the ability to see the big picture and strategize.

Ability to quickly learn intuitive content management software for posting stories to KTVA.com
Excellent newspaper-style reporting and writing skills are required.
Ability to turn stories, particularly breaking news, and post them to the web in optimal form as soon as possible without sacrificing accuracy
Ability to use social media outlets for story and station promotion and public interaction
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Attention to detail required
Demonstrated knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines
 

Technical:

Knowledge of AP ENPS newsroom computer system
Ability to learn intuitive proprietary video-clipping software for upload to website
Knowledge of MS Office and other common office tools software required
Ability to understand and quickly apply new technology
Knowledge of Photoshop and other graphics software tools
Knowledge of Hootsuite, Woobox, and other social media applications for optimal social media presence
 

People Skills:

Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public
Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines
Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads
Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required
Must be self-directed and take the initiative regarding issues affecting the organization
Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field
 

Physical Requirements: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties.  Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. 

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.   
 

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.

 

Minimum qualifications:
·        Three or more years’ experience as a print, online, or broadcast journalist required. At least one year of supervisory experience required.
 

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor Degree in journalism or related field required. In addition to minimum experience required, degree may be substituted with relevant work experience on a year for year basis.  
 

Certifications Required: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education.
 

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. 

HOW TO APPLY:

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers Job #17000046

DEADLINE: 2017-03-26