WLKY is looking for a well-rounded Digital/Desk Editor who will be creating content for our website, mobile products and social media platforms. This person will also be responsible for manning the assignment desk. The successful candidate will be an excellent journalist and multi-tasker who can edit and create content facing intense competition under constant deadline pressure.
Write/edit and publish breaking news, daily news, sports, weather, and feature stories for the stations website, mobile and social media pages.
Write compelling headlines
Work with Reporters and Assignment Editors to ensure content is posted quickly and accurately
Work with Producers, Assignment Editors and Managers to ensure cross promotion of content across all platforms
Managing LIVE streams of newscasts and breaking news
Consistently contribute ideas to help grow the stations digital platforms
Manage the assignment desk, working with crews, answer phones, monitor local news and coverage.
Other duties as required
Previous digital editing experience required
Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.
Strong news and editorial judgment
Excellent AP writing skills
Basic knowledge of Photoshop and video editing
Strong understanding of social media best practices
Flexibility to work different shifts, holidays, etc. on short notice to cover a 24 hour news cycle
Ability to work well in a multi-tasking environment with frequent interruptions, while paying close attention to details
College Degree in Journalism or related field
Military training from Defense Information School with experience will be considered