Digital Content Producer

We are seeking a digital content producer who can thrive in a busy newsroom, stay on top of breaking news and find and create compelling content in between breaking stories.

The digital content producer should live and breathe breaking news and social media and be ready to be part of a successful team. The DCP reports to the News Director and works closely with news managers, reporters, anchors, meteorologists and MMJs to create and showcase original content and curate quality images, text and sound for all platforms, KOTATV.com and BlackHillsFOX.com and social media. The digital content producer will post news and weather stories to the station’s website, apps and social media. The DCP will also harvest and curate content from sister stations, other news partners and social media as well as organically by interacting directly with sources and the public. The DCP will also produce news content from public documents and investigations. The DCP will edit stories written by other staff writers for accuracy and assist in managing the station’s social media accounts. The DCP will edit video for the website and station platforms. As needed, the DCP will execute live coverage on social media and the app of breaking and developing stories. This position will work closely with the news director to execute station digital strategies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Must have solid news judgment
• Must have a solid grasp of AP Style, the ability to write clearly with sound grammar and under deadline pressure
• Must be able to copy edit others as well as self-publish error-free copy on deadline
• Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to work well with a team
• Must understand social media and analytical tools
• Must take criticism and feedback well
• Must be willing to adapt to changing technology

Requirements:
Must be a strong writer with solid news judgment and have experience creating digital news content
Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

Send cover letter, resume and demo reel to:
pbuehler@kotatv.com

About KOTA/KEVN:

KOTA and KEVN are the ABC and FOX affiliates in Rapid City at the base of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. KOTA and KEVN and the market leaders for local news, sports and weather and recently moved in to a new, state of the art facility. KOTA and KEVN feature separate brands. Both stations cover the Black Hills area of South Dakota as well as parts of eastern Wyoming and northwestern Nebraska. Our teams produce six daily newscasts and six weekend newscasts.

KOTA & KEVN are located in Rapid City, SD television DMA Market 171, a community of approximately 100,000 television HH.

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.

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