Be part of an exciting transformation redefining how local news is covered!
WIXA is looking for a motivated leader to launch and manage an innovative new project to cover community news. The managing editor will hire and manage a new team to embed in key local communities. This leader will drive the gathering, creation, and distribution of engaging, compelling digital and social content. Our ideal candidate can identify relevant stories, teach others how to do so, and contribute to the roadmap of creating digital-interactive hyper local content for today's news consumer. The managing editor will understand how Facebook Groups connect those in community, how Nextdoor is used to inform local neighborhoods and how Reddit helps spur discussions.
In this role, you will:
Create unique, authentic, engaging content
Lead the local community team and design and execute workflow
Analyze daily and actively use metrics to inform editorial and strategic decisions and create accountability for results
Oversee team efforts on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other emerging platforms
Teach, coach, and mentor members of the locall team and in best practices for writing and producing content for digital and social platforms
Embrace WXIA's vision of excellence in journalism and innovation to uplift local news to empower a stronger community
Here's what you need:
Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or equivalent experience in the field
Digital content experience, including a demonstrated ability to lead other journalists
Experience in all forms of digital content development and execution, photojournalism, video editing, and content management systems
Experience with audience feedback tools like CrowdTangle, Chartbeat,Google Analytics, etc. analyzing market-specific data and identifying behavioral trends
Passion and vision for emerging media
Strong organizational, motivational, and communication skills
Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and lead change
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.