Part Time Internet News Producer - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Part Time Internet News Producer

Job # 112113-B-R2

NewsChannel5.com is seeking a talented INTERNET NEWS PRODUCER to join one of the top local interactive news teams in the nation, located in Nashville, TN. This position will work three days per week, including weekends. Our online team is competitive and award-winning.  We value journalistic integrity and online storytelling. The ideal candidate is has strong competitive instincts, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and takes pride in being the best.  

Essential Functions

  • Write, update and edit original and wire copy for NewsChannel5.com from a variety of sources.
  • Aggressively produce breaking news content online.
  • Write headlines, pick graphics and produce stories and extra content that fit into our daily news coverage.
  • Produce content that conforms to NewsChannel5.com style and standards.
  • Work closely with news desk, reporters, producers and photographers to produce rich, compelling and complete stories.
  • Deliver quality work on deadline, including a significant number of stories posted daily to keep content fresh.
  • Select art – including photos and video – that enhances online storytelling.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor's degree or comparable experience.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understanding of current issues and events, both local and national.
  • Excellent news judgment and accuracy in news gathering.
  • Accomplished writing and editing skills required. Proficient command of proper grammar and spelling.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicate well over the phone.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team-based environment.
  • Flexibility to work as needed within station hours of operation, 24 hours a day, including holidays.
  • Ability to actively participate and contribute in a team based environment.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Ability to quickly and effectively gather information by telephone and online.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • One to three years of television newsroom experience preferred.
  • Experience as an online producer preferred.
  • Experience with web authoring/content management tools, imaging programs such as Photoshop and experience with video or other multimedia preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Internet technologies including HTML, javascript, Flash, and CSS preferred.
  • Advanced computer skills preferred.

This job analysis describes the nature of this position, but is not an exhaustive list of duties. Additional duties may be assigned as needed. No phone calls or emails, please. 

Please send cover letter, resume, references and salary history to Jared Turner, Director of New Media, NewsChannel5.com, 474 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37219.

Deadline for application is February 24, 2014

NewsChannel 5 Network is an equal opportunity employer

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