The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Digital News Producer to help our expanded news team increase the reach and impact of our news stories with complementary digital content. This role is for someone with a passion for news, the sense of urgency necessary to respond to breaking news, and the creativity to deliver content that pops as digital-friendly. This is a full time position with benefits and reports to the Digital News Editor.
The Digital News Producer will create pieces for 88.9 WCVE News’ digital and social platforms including video explainers, breaking news, and other content designed to enhance the impact of WCVE News content, drawing from news-of-day events, digital archives, and field materials. This position will produce, shoot, edit, and optimize digital native video and other compelling, sharable content to support WCVE News including, but not limited to, interviews, original form features, news explainers, live streams, mini-series, and events coverage.
Successful candidates will have one to three years’ experience producing and editing video for digital platforms, including field production and editing experience, preferably in a news-driven environment. Candidates should have an understanding of social media platforms and the type, format, and content of videos that resonate on each platform, as well as experience writing news related content. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or a comparable platform is required, and understanding of CMS and SEO best practices is desired.
Candidates should be well organized, able to work collaboratively with different teams, and able to balance multiple priorities, projects, and tasks. Candidates should have a valid VA driver’s license and clean driving record, the ability to lift 50 pounds, and the ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
This position is open until November 18, 2018.
The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at www.ideastations.org to learn more.
Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.
The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should submit the following: resume, cover letter, links to digital video portfolio, synopsis on how you have leveraged digital platforms to maximize the impact and reach of your videos, and a brief description of your favorite public broadcasting show to email@example.com or Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235. Submissions without this information will not be considered.