Digital Content Producer/Evening Assignment Editor

KOTA & KEVN is looking for a digital content producer/evening assignment editor to join our team.

Job Summary:

Applicant must be a strong communicator and be able to multi-task successfully. The right candidate will not only love local news, but have a positive attitude, a hard work ethic, excel at writing for both broadcast and digital platforms, and be a team player. Applicant should also bring professionalism and enthusiasm into the workplace. This position also requires broadcast producing. College degree in journalism or related field is required. Please apply online and be sure to attach your resume and links to your most recent work which showcases broadcast and digital abilities.

General Responsibilities:

- Write for digital and social media platforms.
- Answer phones and make calls to confirm information.
- Listen to scanners, read over press releases, research stories, call and set up interviews.
- Ability to plan and manage available resources to help cover news.
- Occasionally fill in as a broadcast producer.
- Fill in for the weekday assignment editor or other producers as needed.
- use editorial judgement to determine content of local newscasts.
- use social media to engage with community and help generate contacts and story ideas.
- post daily to all digital platforms and social media including attaching images and streaming video.
- interview subjects and research facts for credibility.
- collaborate with news managers, producers and reporters for content and newscast development.
- edit video and stories for broadcast.

Requirements:

- College degree/bachelor’s degree required
- must be a strong writer with solid news judgment

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

Additional Info:

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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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.