DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: KGO-TV/ABC7 in San Francisco is looking for a Web Producer/Writer to join our tech-savvy team of online journalists. The Web Producer/Writer is responsible for publishing daily news and breaking news content to the station's websites (abc7news.com and 7LiveOnline.com), as well as producing and editing video content. Other production duties include tagging content for the website, moderating forums, producing and deploying multiple email newsletters as well as managing a user-generated content site.
Strong writing and editorial skills and the ability to multitask in a high-pressure environment are a must. Thorough knowledge and prior experience using major social media platforms to report news are also required.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
(1) Two plus (2+) years experience working in an online news organization.
(2) Must have excellent computer skills and experience with all of the following: content management systems; Fireworks or Photoshop; Final Cut Pro and basic HTML tags.
(3) Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style. All applicants will be given timed writing tests which include story, headline and social media writing tests.
(4) Must have a Bachelor's degree in media-related field and preferably experience working in a high-paced, deadline driven television newsroom.
NOTE: This position requires working night, weekend and holiday shifts. Please do not apply if you're not able or willing to fulfill this requirement.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: April 22, 2011
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "Web Producer/Writer (Req #33011)" on the subject line or at the top of your cover letter (if you're sending the application via US mail). You will also need to indicate where you saw the job posting on the cover letter.
KGO-TV / ABC7
900 Front Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Attn: Human Resources
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KGO-TV, an owned station of ABC, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer