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Employer: WLKY-TV Job Posted: 2/10/2020
Location: Louisville, KY Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

• 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

Experience Requirements:

• Previous digital editing experience required
• Professional experience with nonlinear editing software (Adobe Premiere or equivalent) required.

Qualifications Requirements:

• 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
• Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other programming languages are a plus


• College Degree in Journalism or related field
• Military training from Defense Information School with experience will be considered

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