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Nexstar Media Group Digital Producer in Buffalo, New York

It's fun to work in a company where people believe in what they do!

WIVB-TV is stationed between historic downtown Buffalo and beautiful Niagara Falls. To those who are unfamiliar with Western New York, Buffalo may just be another “rising” city. But to all of us at WIVB-TV, we know it’s much more than just chicken wings and beef on weck. It’s the City of Good Neighbors, the Queen City, or simply - home.

Looking for stuff to do? Well, we’ve got tons. Check it out right here (https://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/) !

From the ever-growing Waterfront development, the changing seasons, wine country, and pro sports (with passionate fans like you’ve never seen before) and the flavorful food, it’s pretty tough to beat the unique, local feel!

We’re a big city without big city congestion. Be a part of a welcoming community, a great place to live life with plenty of room to grow.

Our brand is LOCAL and we live it every day with local news coverage by our enthusiastic news team.

We offer factual news and locally produced programming with market-wide digital delivery on https://www.wivb.com

Position Summary: This role is responsible for updating local website, curating high-performing content, crafting homepage layouts driven by data, and helping to report news -- everything from quick-hit local stories to breaking news and enterprise reports. This role will work on building a loyal local audience by being responsive to traffic patterns and audience interest while serving as a steward of our brands.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Curate and aggregate a steady stream of interesting content that is packaged and promoted in a way that generates engagement and repeat site visitation.

  • Monitor all forms of media (print, TV, digital, blogs and social) and be the quick to report breaking news stories and always on the hunt for exclusive and or trending content that will grow engagement and drive loyal, local traffic

  • Flexibility to perform duties

  • Excellent at writing headlines that grow audience and engagement

  • Prioritize packaging content that grows page views per visitor and time on site, using headline testing, metric tools and observed patterns to guide decision making

  • Understand different ways to tell a story, particularly producing short videos and choosing great photos.

  • Evaluate website traffic trends to make decisions on both daily content needs and longer-term content curation that will grow local audience.

  • Build positive working relationships with newsroom staff and management, work collaboratively on enterprise content, and creating opportunities to market web content on broadcast.

  • Promote and distribute news content on social media.

Skill/ Experience Requirements

  • 2 years of experience in digital content and journalism

  • Clever headline writer that gets readers to click

  • Strong multi-tasking abilities

  • Organized, technical problem solver and quick decision maker

  • Capable of researching, interviewing and writing original news articles

  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and AP Style

  • Enjoys working in teams and has excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ease with/ability to learn new technology independently and quickly

  • Strong communicator

  • Some schedule flexibility (nights, weekends)

  • Regularly meets measurements of success

  • Strong understanding of Google Analytics; Chartbeat experience a plus

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

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Typical day

Producer will attend local editorial meetings as needed/assigned. Producer will have familiarity with local, regional, and national content and use data to make decisions on what stories to publish and how to showcase them on website. Producer will take stories from newsroom and digital reporters and help package the content for optimal engagement. Producer will need to improve headlines and images. Producer will communicate successes across the team and the regional group to maximize traffic across as many websites as possible.

Measurements of success

  • Works well with local and regional newsrooms

  • Doesn’t miss big stories

  • Makes decisions based on data

  • Understands KPIs and regularly works towards those goals

  • Responds well to feedback and offers insights on how audience is responding to content and headlines

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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