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Digital Journalist (Regular, Full-Time) - WJBK-TV

The Digital Journalist will curate, produce, and host live coverage of breaking news and important events as they happen, giving users an in-the-moment view of developing news, especially focused on Detroit & the surrounding area.

Responsibilities: Gather, produce, and present original content live, including breaking news and coverage of major news events, on digital, social, streaming and broadcast platforms. Conduct live interviews both in-person as well as coordinate Zoom and other similar type interviews. Simultaneously manage content and live video production, including video switching and graphics. Monitor live video feeds, newsgathering tools and social media for the latest information and content. Stay up to date on news and current events. Pitch story ideas and contribute to editorial process. Monitor real-time analytics. Adhere to journalistic standards. Assist in planning. Produce for other Digital Journalists. Other duties assigned as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Requirements: Experience developing and publishing unique content, including news for digital platforms preferred. BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications, or related field. Fanatical attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy-editing skills. Thrive under pressure. Proficient in social media communication. Video and photo editing experience (Adobe products a plus).

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