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  News Director
Industry: TV - Digital Job Posted: 2/25/2019
Location: Northeast Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD
 

Job Description:

The News Director is responsible for the cross-platform strategy and execution of real-time news and WWE show coverage across our digital/social ecosystem. This integral role will oversee a staff of editors accountable for the 24/7 pulse of the sports-entertainment news cycle, inclusive of real-time content around WWE programming and relevant reporting outside the ring in pop culture. The ideal candidate will be boundlessly passionate about developing and breaking news, plus, both meticulous in precision and tireless in the pursuit of satisfying WWE’s massive global audience.


Key Responsibilities:

Lead day-to-day news production efforts for flagship WWE website, WWE App and social platforms in various formats
Oversee all-platform coverage for live WWE programming, including real-time show results and story-advancing content
Direct, assign and review all breaking news reporting in various formats, with 24/7 accessibility
Actively seek and evaluate news story opportunities within WWE and beyond WWE, based on world news and trends
Demonstrate and reinforce best reporting practices in written content, including headlines, social posts, articles and more
Evaluate and create innovative methods for leveraging multimedia (e.g. video, visual GFX) and social platform features in delivering information to WWE’s audience
Collaborate with key members of WWE Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Creative Writing and Talent Relations departments to deliver timely, accurate and on-brand messaging across platforms
Coordinate with visual design, photography and video production teams to support daily multi-faceted, multimedia content creation
Develop and oversee content plans to support key WWE initiatives and announcements via social and digital platforms
Manage short- and long-term calendars based on seasonal, topical and historical milestones
Analyze user and consumption data to optimize efforts and provide guidance to team
Editorial review of content in various forms for accuracy and grammatical precision
Produce and conduct interviews with talent and related parties
Keep current with WWE programming, storylines, talent, brands and products


Qualifications:

8+ years in digital news or editorial content; at least 5 in leadership role
Strong editorial judgment and innate sense of newsworthiness
Expertise in writing, editing and developing news stories, headlines and other formats of expression
Superior written and verbal communication skills
Proven track record in managing a heavy, steady volume of content and defining process to support such demands in high quality
Passion for emerging media trends, especially video and new social platform products
Proficiency in leveraging various media as a content cultivation resource
Motivational and influential leadership style
Deep understanding of digital and social media metrics
Experience working with content and video management systems (Drupal, WordPress, etc.)



 

 

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