Digital News Producer

KGNS News is accepting applications for a full-time Digital Content Producer in our Laredo newsroom. If you are a tech-savvy individual looking to get your foot in the door in the news industry, this is a position for you! The Digital Content Producer has general responsibility for maintaining and enhancing the station's web channels and social media platforms... The person is responsible for posting accurate, relevant, timely news in a compelling, engaging and interactive way to our audiences. The Digital Content Producer will find ways to incorporate web and social elements in newscasts. This position involves strong news judgment along with high levels of creativity, communication and professionalism.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Enhancing existing content generated by the newsroom into compelling digital journalism by using slideshows, videos, links, polls, live streams, live chats and other features to tell the story
-Work with newsroom colleagues in various locations to identify and promote upcoming content on different media platforms
-Monitor the web channels and social media platforms for KGNS, KGNS.TV, Telemundo Laredo and others
-Gather news/breaking news with mobile video equipment
-Help generate ideas for digital content and understand methods of maximizing reach through social media

Requirements:

-Media-related bachelor's degree or equivalent job experience in journalism, ability to cover news independently, accurately creatively and quickly under deadline pressure, and understanding of web and social media best practices
-News judgment, decisiveness, strong ability to handle/meet deadlines, exceptional writing/grammar skills, knowledge of AP style, working knowledge of new media, and willingness to take direction as a team player are essential
-Must be highly motivated and a self-starter, have the ability to adapt and learn with the rapid pace of changes to the competitive digital environment
-Strong organizational, written and presentation skills
-Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and insurance
-Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

Please apply online: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

About KGNS:

KGNS TV’s market dominance begins with a prime offering of NBC, CBS, ABC, CW and Telemundo affiliations; and a delivery daily newscasts across multiple broadcasts and digital streams including desktop and mobile. KGNS TV, the areas’ leading news broadcaster is located in the Laredo, Texas Metropolitan area and serves a combined population of over 790,000 (seven hundred ninety thousand) on the South Texas and US/Mexico border. The area consisting of Webb, Zapata, Dimmit, LaSalle, Maverick, Zavala, Frio, Duval and Jim Hogg counties; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico is geographically poised for success between two nations. A thriving and dynamic area for all things news, the Laredo Metro area houses a diverse economy that is often immune to economic anomalies experienced by the rest of the country. Touted the number 1 (one) inland port on the US/Mexico border and diverse in her economy, whether it be ranching, agriculture, international trade, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing or oil/gas, Laredo and our sister cities offer a wide range of industries to foster a consistently healthy economy. Laredo’s population is a diverse blend of ethnicities with a median age of 27 (twenty seven). Her young and vibrant energy lends itself to a history that offers entertainment, a wide array of eateries and a cultural immersion in a unique experience that can only be held by the romance of this U.S. / Mexico border culture.

A home to many successful broadcasters, KGNS TV has a reputation of preparing reporters, producers, and anchors for their next move, which includes moves to larger metro markets. On the sales and marketing side, training integrated marketing techniques is one of the reasons our team continues to thrive. The KGNS TV family is one where integrity, ethics, and personal growth are fostered. After all, it’s always sunny in Laredo, Texas.

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

Additional Info:

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