Digital News Producer

Website Hearst

WPBF 25 News, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in the West Palm Beach market, is looking for a strong, well-rounded Digital Producer who will create content for its website, mobile products and social media platforms.

WPBF’s street address is in Palm Beach Gardens, about 10 miles north of West Palm Beach, and just 5 miles west of Juno Beach.

The successful candidate will be an excellent storyteller, have strong news judgment and be a multi-tasker who can edit and create content facing intense competition under constant deadline pressure.

Job Responsibilities:
• Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news, sports, weather, and feature stories for the station’s website, mobile and social media pages
• Create unique and engaging digital and social media content
• Monitor social media pages for story ideas
• Write compelling headlines and optimize content for SEO and digital best practices
• Work with Reporters and Assignment Editors to ensure content is posted quickly and accurately
• Work with Producers, Assignment Editors and Managers to ensure cross-promotion of content across all platforms
• Manage livestreams of newscasts and breaking news
• Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the stations digital and social media platforms
• Other duties as required

Experience Requirements:
• Previous digital producing experience required
• Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.

Qualifications Requirements:
• Strong news and editorial judgment
• Excellent AP writing skills
• Basic knowledge of photo and video editing
• Strong understanding of social media best practices
• Strong understanding of SEO and digital media best practices
• Flexibility to work different shifts, holidays, etc. on short notice to cover a 24-hour news cycle
• Willing to work during natural disasters and breaking news events
• Ability to work well in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions, while paying close attention to details
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus

Education:
• College Degree in Journalism or related field
• Military training from Defense Information School with experience will be considered

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