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Senior National Online News Producer

Sinclair Broadcast Group
Arlington, Virginia
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Be part of a growing online news team producing national content for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s network of news sites. We’re looking for a talented and creative journalist with an ability to learn new systems and jump into a fast-paced publishing environment. Online reporting should be your passion and the ideal candidate will be a journalist able to handle tight deadlines and constantly bring new ideas to the table. You should be able to work nights and weekends when needed.
- Assign and delegate responsibilities among producers during breaking news, daily news coverage and daily franchise tasks is a core expectation of this position
- Is a strong writer that can generate story ideas for news coverage on breakings news, trending news topics and news of the day
- Ensures stories are accurate and fact-checked before they are released for publishing
- Assists the Executive Producer in editing news stories from SBG’s various news units
- Can produce well-researched stories under a tight deadline
- Monitor’s team’s work and improves the look and execution of the content created and disseminated by our team
- Regularly checks and keeps track of trending stories on Google Analytics and other performance sites and ensures those stories are published to the SBG group in a timely manner
- Uses strong editorial judgment and attention to detail to ensure that standards for The National Desk publishing are maintained
- Ability to work all shifts including but not limited to mornings, late nights, and weekends
- Regularly attends and contributes to editorial and team meetings. Is able to run team meetings and manage team if the Executive Producer is not present
- Assists the Executive Producer in planning for future major news events
- Assign and delegate daily franchise tasks among staff members
- Produces the evening Newsletter
- Back-fills open staff positions when employees are sick, take personal days or vacation as well as during breaking news
- Assists the Executive Producer in the training of new team members and interns
- Other duties as assigned
- BA/BS degree or equivalent (Degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred).
- Three to five years of online journalism experience.
- Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style required.
- A strong knowledge of current news events and politics.
- Must appreciate a sense of urgency when confronted with short deadlines and breaking news.
- Thrives working in a fast-paced, high-pressure evolving digital news environment.
- Is a team player and is willing to put the teams needs first.
- Strong understanding of content usage rights management and restrictions
- Strong proficiency in editing software such as Photoshop, Premiere and Avid.
- Basic HTML knowledge required.
- Experience with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Reddit and other social media platforms.
- Must be self-motivating and able to work well with a diverse group of people.
- Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills.
- Understanding of Microsoft 360 products: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Teams

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

Posted: 2021-02-23 Expires: 2021-03-25
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