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Digital Executive Producer

Indianapolis, IN

WTHR, TEGNA's top-rated NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, Indiana is searching for an experienced and motivated Digital Executive Producer to help lead the day-to-day production of news content across our digital, mobile, app, OTT and social media platforms.


We're looking for a passionate journalist and writer who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has a keen eye for accuracy and is ready to lead a talented team of digital journalists. The ideal candidate is a journalist at heart and a creative problem-solver with an eye for detail and an insatiable hunger for great content. It’s also equally important to have the qualities of a people-leader who loves to help with teaching and coaching journalists.


This position will help guide editorial decision-making across all platforms, manage strategy and partner with journalists across the newsroom to produce the best possible product. As a newsroom leader, the Digital Executive Producer will have a voice in editorial and leadership meetings alike.


Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the digital team and overall newsroom to coordinate daily digital news efforts and oversee story selecting, reporting, writing, editing, distributing and live-streaming
  • Guide the editorial process for the digital team through prioritizing tasks, making story assignments, copy editing and training staff
  • Collaborate across workgroups to shape daily content, craft original digital content and work special projects focused on rich, interactive digital experiences
  • Help lead newsroom editorial meetings to make decisions based on social listening, digital data and live metrics
  • Aggressively cover breaking news for digital/social platforms through articles, videos, breaking news alerts, live-streams and social media posts
  • Be an excellent multitasker and comfortable in a fast-paced newsroom environment
  • Champion original, digital-first content production for station platforms
  • Guide team members on where and how to find story ideas and information, including how to use metrics and social listening to be audience-focused with coverage
  • Train digital team and extended news department on best digital practices – including SEO and headline writing – to create engaging content that is specific to platforms


Requirements: 

  •     BA/BS in related field - journalism, communications, broadcast, digital media and/or or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years writing breaking news articles for digital in a newsroom
  • 2 years of experience in a leadership position
  • Skilled copy editor
  • Understanding of copyright law, music rights and basic journalism legal principals
  • Well versed in online metrics such as Google Analytics, CrowdTangle, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Content Management Systems, Basic HTML, AP style and live-stream technology
  • Strong understanding of all social media platforms and how they contribute to overall success
  • Keen interest in emerging digital trends and evolving consumption habits
  •     Familiarity with the Indianapolis area a plus


Benefits: 

TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.


Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% - 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.


Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 


TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.


EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture.


We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 

 

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