POSITION SUMMARY (Scope & Purpose)
Our news department is looking for a talented and creative journalist to join our growing online news team producing content for WQAD.com, associated digital platforms and social media. The ideal candidate will have natural curiosity, a passion for news and the ability to tell a complete and understandable story using a variety of storytelling tools.
Mine a wide variety of sources for relevant content. Select, generate, research and write original stories and viral content.
Capture and edit images and video.
Represent WQAD professionally via social media.
Develop sources and review contributions from others for publication.
Work independently and demonstrate solid judgment for content selection and priorities.
Work under frequently tight deadlines and have the ability to react to breaking news situations quickly and accurately.
Assist in digital storytelling training for reporters, anchors and other broadcast talent.
Assist in reviewing digital analytics and metrics to help adjust our digital strategy as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: We are looking for a strong writer with good news judgement. Experience with video editing is a plus. A good candidate will be flexible and able to work well under deadline pressure. Journalism background, excellent communication skills and a basic understanding of AP style are required. Computer skills are required. . Must be self-motivated and able to work with a diverse group of people.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Dexterity to operate a keyboard, computer and other such equipment. Communication skills used in office setting.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS POSITION: Send a resume to Tory Brecht, Digital Content Manager, WQAD-TV, 3003 Park 16th Street, Moline, Illinois 61265-6061 or e-mail at [email protected] Please include a cover letter with resume submissions.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.
WQADV, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer