DenaliMedia/KTVA-TV Web Editor

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2017-05-24

Description:

FLSA:  Non-Exempt

The Web Editor will gather information and generate original content for copy edit news stories from reporters and post to the stations web site in a professional, compelling, and creative and balance manner consistent with the goals and guidelines of the company.  Maintain a vibrant, informative, and conversant social media presence on the company’s social media platforms. 

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties of the Web Editor:

Exceptional copy editing skills consistent with AP style to produce original copy with excellent grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Edit and upload video for use with online content.
Use of graphics, links and other online element to add value to stories.
Follow company’s guideline to maintain an interactive presences on social media platforms.
Participate in story meetings.

Under moderate supervision, the Web Editor is responsible to work with reporters in writing news copy, copy edit news stories and post to KTVA’s social media platform following company guidelines. 

Utilize exceptional copy editing skills, consistent with AP style, to produce original copy with flawless grammar, punctuation and spelling.  Write or edit headlines, sub-headlines and summaries for search engine optimization.
Shoot, edit and upload video for use with online content. Proactively use graphics, links and other online elements to add value to stories, while working closely with reporters to maintain stories’ focus. 
Work with reporters in gathering and delivering news and information in an accurate, objective and compelling manner for KTVA.com. 
Follow KTVA guidelines to maintain an interactive presence on social media platforms and participate in story meetings.  

Requirements:

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The  Web editor must be at a proficient level requiring minimal supervisor support.

Experience using WordPress or similar CMS to post web content.
Basic knowledge of proprietary video-clipping software. (Premiere/Final Cut).
Demonstrated knowledge of AP ENPS newsroom computer system.
Demonstrated knowledge of Photoshop and other graphics software tools.
At an excellent level, must have verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public.
 

Physical Requirements: Office Position: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties.  Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding.  Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment. Must have the ability to communicate orally, both in person and over the telephone.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at company’s headquarters during a normal 40 hour workweek and may require additional hours to meet project goals or deadlines. Work can be intense and stressful due to time/resource limitations when scheduling multiple tasks with inflexible deadlines.  Occasional travel for business and training purposes may be required. Position works a shift schedule, work holidays, and weekends.  Follow clothing and appearance guidelines.  Work in a cooperative fashion with all other newsroom personnel. 

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Minimum qualifications:

Two or more years’ experience as a print, online or broadcast journalist required.

High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor Degree in journalism or related field preferred. 

Certifications:  Industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities within the Anchorage area is required.

Contact:

Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers Job #17000257 

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

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