CBS Television StationsWest Sacramento, CA
Part Time Job
Web Producer (Part-Time)
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 CBS-owned stations in 17 major U.S. markets, as well as the stations' digital properties. The portfolio of stations includes 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates.
The station group's properties also include CBSN Local, a joint initiative with CBS Interactive that features direct-to-consumer streaming news services in the markets where the Company has local news organizations. CBS Television Stations' premium local content is also distributed to consumers by the group's websites and mobile applications.
KOVR/KMAX is seeking an experienced journalist to join our fast-paced news team as a Part-Time Web Producer. This is an editorial position with a heavy emphasis on news writing. The ideal candidate will be able to manage breaking news coverage, report and write exclusive stories, and cover developing stories on CBSSacramento.com and GoodDaySacramento.com. They should have excellent writing and copy editing skills and the ability to tell stories via the website and social media. They must also possess a thorough understanding of online audience habits and audience acquisition strategies. The candidate should be able to identify trends and stories that can be produced for the websites. Candidates must be detail oriented, team players, and work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines. They must also be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able work alone or under minimal supervision.
Strong journalistic skills, including news judgment, research, writing, and editing
Ability to incorporate SEO strategies across digital platforms
Experience writing content for multiple social media platforms on behalf of publication or a brand, and successfully drive traffic through these platforms
Understanding of web analytics and know when and how to apply them
Capacity to act as lead producer on a shift covering multiple stories at any given time
Develop original stories and content for CBSSacramento.com that will also appear on GoodDaySacramento.com
Produce compelling multimedia news experiences for the digital audiences
Execute effective, company compliant messaging on social media
Program the website homepage to engage site visitors
Ensure all daily content production is optimized using SEO strategie
Prepare reporters' stories for the website, including editing copy
Ensure coverage continuity from shift to shift by providing notes to the next producers
Crop, resize, and web-optimize images and graphics
Two years or more of experience working in a newspaper, online, radio, or television newsroom is a plus.
A bachelor's degree or similar degree from a educational institution is preferred.
Although this position will almost certainly follow a regular daily schedule, candidates must be willing to work varied hours, including weekends, holidays, early mornings, and evenings.