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Digital Content Producer (14930)

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Champaign, Illinois
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WICS in Springfield, IL is looking for an experienced Digital Content Producer to be part of a growing online news team! Our team is taking charge of producing content for newschannel20.com and foxillinois.com and we're looking for a talented and creative journalist. The ideal candidate will be able to learn new systems and jump into a fast-paced publishing environment. Online reporting should be your passion! The ideal candidate will be a journalist who is able to handle tight deadlines and constantly bring new ideas and solutions to the table.

The ideal candidate will have solid news judgment, be a compelling and accurate writer, and be able to multitask and manage their time in order to put together exciting and informative web-based presentations. Must be able to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.

The candidate must have at least 1 year of previous web producing experience. The candidate must also have strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to execute news strategies and goals in daily newscasts. Flexibility and on-the-spot problems solving abilities are a must. Journalism degree preferred.

Job Responsibilities:
* Write, select and publish news and other stories to newschannel20.com and foxillinois.com and other sites
* Produce and edit multimedia elements for online stories including video
* Ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately
* Research, report and write original stories for newschannel20.com and foxillinois.com and other sites
* Be active on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms to engage with users and generate story ideas
* Other duties as assigned

* BA/BS degree or equivalent (degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred)
* Excellent writing skills required
* Journalism background and knowledge of AP style required
* Solid social media & news judgement
* Problem-solving skills
* Strong Photoshop/graphics skills desired
* Experience with Avid desired
* Must be self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people
* Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines
* Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Broadcast news experience is a plus

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


Posted: 2020-01-04 Expires: 2020-02-03

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Digital Content Producer (14930)

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Champaign, Illinois

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