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Nexstar Media Group Digital Reporter in Wichita, Kansas

KSNW is looking to hire a Digital Reporter. The Digital Reporter should be a skilled writer who can craft headlines and content that provide value to the audience and driver user engagement. The reporter will use data to make decisions about audience interest trends. The reporter will be able to reach out to contacts, source the web and find information on social media to build stories that will be high performing across multiple websites. While the reporter will largely work from a single space, the ability to take photos and create video is a plus. A strong knowledge of social media platforms is expected.

Now, about where you'll be living: the Wichita area. It's a hidden gem. Stunning cost of living, an underrated town full of good, friendly people, great restaurants, up and coming arts and culture scene and little traffic. If you are ready to come to a place where you practice your craft at a higher level working with a great team, you are invited to apply.

Position Responsibilities

  • Report news quickly and accurately

  • Be able to craft original content that stands out from competition

  • Collaborate with local and regional staff to find angles that resonate in the community

  • Find ways to share reporting responsibilities across markets and topics as needed

  • Understand types of stories that drive traffic on the web

  • Work with management to deliver a content mix that reflects the needs of our audience

  • Develop expertise and sources in key audience interest areas

  • Shoot photos and video as needed to tell stories in multiple ways

  • Utilize social media for reporting and story promotion

    Skill/ Experience Requirements

  • 2 years of experience creating content for the web

  • Knowledge of AP style

  • Enjoys working in teams and is a strong communicator

  • Ability to quickly learn new things and adapt to change

  • Thrives under pressure and able to meet deadlines

  • Self-motivated and competitive

  • Comfortable setting up and executing interviews with local sources

  • Ability to be fast and first at breaking news on the web

  • Able to deliver multiple stories for the web each day on a wide range of topics

  • Familiar with contact information for various agencies to obtain information as quickly as possible.

  • Understand social media’s importance in reporting stories and delivering traffic

  • Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)

  • Regularly meets measurements of success

  • Proficiency in MS Office a must; HTML, CSS and Photoshop experience a plus

    Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned

Provide resume and digital reel when applying.

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.

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