Executive Producer of Digital Content

WGNO News and News with a Twist are looking for an Executive Producer of Digital Content. We are seeking a dynamic digital news professional with exemplary leadership skills to produce and manage digital content for WGNO, News with a Twist and WNOL.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with solid news judgment, excellent writing and communication skills, extensive knowledge of AP style, and ample experience in producing news for the web and sharing digital content on various social media platforms.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring and editing all content that is posted to wgno.com (news articles, videos, slide shows, pictures, etc.)
  • Producing original stories and videos for the website and social media, using analytics and what’s trending to guide content.
  • Working with reporters, photographers and TV producers to ensure that all relevant content from the TV shows gets posted to the web and social media
  • Posting breaking news to the web and social media – and updating breaking news as the story develops
  • Managing all Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube content for WGNO-News with a Twist and WNOL – and monitoring content posted to the professional pages of WGNO-News with a Twist reporters, anchors and meteorologists.
  • Running livestreams on the web and social media during breaking news and other events
  • Producing weekly and monthly web reports using Google Analytics, WordPress and other tools for gathering web metrics
  • Managing push alerts for local and national breaking news stories
  • Producing daily Facebook lives in-studio
  • Working with creative services and sales managers to incorporate digital content into advertising and creative campaigns
  • Working with ABC and Tribune affiliates to gather viral videos and content from other stations
  • Supervising and working directly with a digital producer to coordinate digital content and daily assignments for the web.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of experience in the news business, with at least two years of experience in digital news delivery
  • Knowledge of social media, Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and online CMS (WordPress experience a bonus)
  • Ability to aggressively pursue breaking news and share information as quickly as possible using text, pictures, video and social media to do so
  • Must be diverse in your ability to write both hard news stories (crime, government, etc.) and more light-hearted features for News with a Twist.
  • Must be comfortable instructing digital producers and reporters on how to best present content for digital.
  • Must work well with others. This job requires a lot of communicating with varied personalities.
  • Video-editing skills preferred, but not required. Must be comfortable working with video as a story-telling tool.

Email or send cover letter with links to your best writing and digital news products to Rick Erbach, News Director, WGNO/WNOL, One Galleria Blvd, Suite 850, Metairie, LA 70001 or email to rerbach@wgno.com. Must apply online as well at http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers

Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Info

  • Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.