KTVA-TV, News Content Manager

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2017-08-31

Description:

 

The News Content Manager will oversee production of timely and engaging multi-platform content for distribution to KTVA’s broadcast and on-line audience. Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing logistics of daily coverage to include collecting information from multiple sources and assigning staff to produce content for distribution that will engage our audience. Continuously refine content guidelines, enforce journalistic standards and cross promote KTVA platforms.

Responsibilities:

Essential Duties of the News Content Manager:

Develop and implement strategies for an integrated operation of all assignments – to include all broadcast and digital platforms
Works closely with the web throughout the day as news develops
Prepare coverage plan for daily morning and afternoon news meeting
Co-ordinate coverage requests from producers and newsroom managers
Assign stories and communicate live shots to reporters, photographers, live vehicle operators, the engineering and operations crew
Plan special event coverage
Generate story ideas through beat calls, social media, wires, websites and contacts throughout the state
Work with field crews to proactively respond to breaking news for broadcast and digital platforms
Maintain contact with various police, business, and government agencies and information for broadcast and digital platforms.
Monitor scanners, alerts, wires, trooper reports and apps
Oversee all story checks, follow-ups and assignments are pursued and communicated
Coordinate and fulfill requests with CBS Newspath
Closely collaborate with the team to ensure needs are planned for, executed, and maintained to a high degree of accuracy and quality;
Coordinate with the other teams as necessary to ensure content on various features are updated in time for planned events;
Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong technical and management skills required with the ability to see the big picture and strategize.
Excellent newspaper-style reporting and writing skills are required.
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Attention to detail required
Demonstrated knowledge of station guidelines and code of ethics
Must be technically astute, highly organized and have a reputation for meeting deadlines 

Technical:

Knowledge of AP ENPS newsroom computer system
Knowledge of MS Office and other common office tools software required
Ability to understand and quickly apply new technology

People Skills:

Strong verbal communication skills, particularly in the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and the public
Must be able to reconcile divergent demands of multiple parties under tight timelines
Proven ability to collaborate within and outside assigned department and create an effective working environment for high traffic and/or potential stressful workloads
Excellent active listening skills with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical staff required
Must be self-directed and take the initiative regarding issues affecting the organization
Neat, clean, professional appearance when in the field

Physical Requirements: Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties.  Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. 

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.

Minimum qualifications:
·        Three (3) or more years’ experience as a print, online, or broadcast journalist required. At least one (1) year of supervisory or leadership experience required.

High school diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor Degree in journalism or related field required. In addition to minimum experience required, degree may be substituted with relevant work experience on a year for year basis.  

Certifications Required: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and can contribute toward education.
 

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. 

Contact:

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers Job #17000413

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