WTIC/WCCT - TV POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION: P/T Weekend Assignment Editor/Web Producer

DATE: 5/2/11

DEPARTMENT: News

REPORTS TO: Integrated Media Editor

ROLE: Gets FOX CT news staff into the field to cover important news events. Produces and posts local content for FOX CT's web site, ctnow.com and takes an active role in developing the site's content. This position will edit and post text, photographs and video, as well as content generated by site users.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Research, generate, develop and organize daily and future story content for FOX CT and its website, ctnow.com
  • Provide crew with background on news stories
  • Coordinate, assign and monitor news crews on assignment
  • Establish and maintain news contacts in the community
  • Work with reporters/photographers to develop story ideas/coverage
  • Play a strong role in providing daily online content to the ctnow.com website, including writing stories, assessing the competition and expediting the flow of information from journalists in the field to the web and mobile sites
  • Compile web packages that include text, photographs, video and other interactive elements
  • Assist other producers in completing various web projects


REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree in journalism or equivalent related experience
  • Must be highly organized and cool under pressure
  • Strong computer skills; broad understanding of the Internet and social media
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sharp news judgment and the ability to write clearly and accurately under deadline pressure
  • Experience in online content management and design a plus.
  • Creative and versatile in the online presentation of news and information
  • Familiar with Connecticut news and contacts helpful
  • Good attitude and team player


REVENUE/BUDGETARY/STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:
  • None


ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE:
  • An organizational chart illustrating the reporting relationships of this position supplied upon request


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