Web News Producer

WSLS 10 News, the Graham Media Group/NBC-affiliated owned station in Roanoke VA, is seeking a Digital Journalist to join its web team, WSLS.com, to elevate our web product across all platforms: desktop, mobile and social. Roanoke is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. From an array of outdoor attractions just a short drive from major East Coast metropolitan cities, the Roanoke Valley has it all.

Responsibilities:

The Web News Producer will be responsible for creating and publishing daily content for WSLS.com, including articles, images, videos, media galleries, and other web-related projects. You will partner with Graham Digital for support, training and implementation of current and new products and platforms.

The post is also an integral part of our social media coverage, including daily posting and monitoring. The ideal candidate will have online news experience, including in-depth knowledge of content creation, editing digital video and images, and using a content management system.

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We are looking for someone who will jump straight into an exciting, fast paced, tight deadline and high pressure environment. Hours may include mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience in online journalism, social media and SEO

  • College degree in Journalism/Communications preferred

  • Able to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong writing and proofreading skills (candidate will take a writing test)

  • Good editorial judgment

  • Proficiency in digital publishing tools as well as ENPS, image editing software and basic HTML.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Southwest/Central Virginia an asset

As a condition of employment, GMG requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus on day one of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law, unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Any offer of employment is conditional on passing a pre-employment physical and drug screening, background check, employment/education verification and reference checks. You must hold a valid driver’s license.

To apply: To apply, please send your CV and completed application to:

Samantha Smith, WSLS 10 Digital Content Manager: ssmith@wsls.com

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No phone calls please

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with federal law requirements, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

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