Multiplatform News Producer


Cedar Rapids, IA Marketing & Media
Job Description
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!

KGAN/KFXA has an immediate opening for a full-time Multiplatform Content News Producer. This role will be responsible for publishing daily news and breaking news content to the station's website, copy editing staff stories, and maintaining content on This position also includes production of a television newscast. The ideal candidate works closely with newsroom staff to keep our viewers and digital consumers updated on all screens, including on-line, social media and on air.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Effective and timely use of internet, social networking, and mobile
  • Seek out and post relevant information (words, images and/or video) to station's digital platforms in an accurate and timely manner
  • Engage audience through effective use of social media, (E.G., Facebook, Twitter) for both news gathering purposes and interaction
  • Uploading material (words, stills and/or video) from the field or TV station to those sites, when applicable
  • Engage and help grow audience through effective use of station's mobile news platform, including sending breaking news, sports or weather alerts to mobile devices
  • Production of a television newscast

Required Experience:
  • Expertise with content management systems, digital metric tools, and social management tools required
  • At least one (1) year of previous news producing experience at a commercial TV station
  • Strong leadership skills and excellent communication skills
  • Proficient with non-linear editing (i.e. Avid) and Newsroom systems, such as iNews
  • The ability to execute news strategies and goals across all platforms, including digital, social media, and daily newscasts
  • Flexibility on-the-spot problem solving abilities are a must
  • A journalism degree is preferred

Application Instructions:

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: KGAN/KFXA Attn: News Director 600 Old Marion Rd. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Job ID: 68062

Posted 20 days ago

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