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Social Media Journalist / Producer (14940)

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Yakima, Washington
  • 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!

KIMA-TV in Yakima, WA has an immediate opening for a Social Media Journalist/Producer!

This position is an integral part of a fast-paced newsroom environment and responsible for getting breaking news and daily stories on kimatv.com as timely as possible. In this role, you will edit, write, and manage news stories, photos, videos, live streaming and interactive content for all digital platforms, including kimatv.com, mobile, social media and emerging technologies. You will also react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately and will keep in constant communication with the news producers as stories develop. You will be responsible for crafting engaging social media posts that will drive audience engagement and help bolster KIMA’s digital presence. This position will work primarily with news, but will also assist sales and marketing teams on additional web content needs. Additional duties, as deemed appropriate for the role, to be assigned as needed.

Qualifications include:
* Must be a self-starter
* Have strong writing and editing abilities
* Excellent project management and communication skills
* The ability to meet short deadlines, multitask, and work well under pressure
* Solid news judgment is key
* Knowledge of AP style a plus
* Computer skills
* Strong understanding of web technologies
* Professional-working knowledge of social media platforms and engagement are required
* Microsoft Office and Adobe CS Suite skills needed
* Video editing skills a plus

The candidate must have at least 1-2 years of previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station. 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. You should also be proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and newsroom systems such as iNews.

When applying online, please include a recent web link of your work.

If you do not have a link to your work, please apply online and then send a non-returnable DVD of a recent newscast to:

Attn: News Director
2801 Terrace Heights Drive
Yakima, WA. 98901 Please, no phone calls.

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


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

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