Interactive Web Producer
5NEWS has an immediate opening for an Interactive Web Producer in Fort Smith. The successful candidate will have a journalism background and excellent command of the English language (spelling, grammar, punctuation). This is an overnight/early morning shift, and the right person will help produce news on multiple platforms throughout the morning. We’re looking for a competitive and aggressive journalist who will react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately. This position is self-directed to generate, research and write original stories.
Core Job Functions:
- The ability to write and post a wide range of hard-news stories quickly
- Monitor the station’s newscasts and mine other information sources for news and distinguish newsworthy stories for our Web and mobile platforms
- Capture and edit still images and video to post
- Develop and maintain meaningful news contacts
- Must be able to come up with new story ideas everyday
- Other news duties as assigned, including producing segments for television after a training period
Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of WordPress, Photoshop and other Web posting software will be a big plus. The ability to write professional news copy quickly and accurately is important. Excellent spelling and attention to detail is a must. The candidate must possess a valid state driver’s license (or be able to get one).
A college degree in English, journalism, interactive media, communications or a related field is preferred.
The candidate must be physically able to type and work at a computer, and must be able to handle the stress of a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Statement about Other Duties:
The foregoing is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all functions essential to the job for which the employee is responsible, nor an exhaustive list of the minimum requirements and specifications necessary to perform the essential functions, including all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.
Send your resume, application and references to Rick Bagley, News Director, KFSM-TV, 4201 North Shiloh Drive, Suite 169, Fayetteville, AR 72703 or e-mail email@example.com or fax 479-521-6579. No phone calls please.
KFSM-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer