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Specialty Editor - Digital


Specialty Editor - Digital

• Emerging Level


WTKR/WGNT, The E.W. Scripps station in Norfolk, Virginia is searching for a Digital Video Editor to create impactful journalism daily. The Digital Video Editor creates, develops, manages and edits content for assigned online editorial sites.

Category Digital Media  Editor  Social Media  Video Editor 
Location Norfolk, Virginia Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Aug 31, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

The primary focus is on the station’s websites, mobile apps, social media pages and OTT platforms. The Digital Video Editor is responsible for creating compelling digital content that furthers our station’s mission to tell stories that are important to the people who live, work and play in Coastal Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. When you’re not owning the big story of the day, you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, harbors, parks and hiking trails our community offers, with more than 210 days of sunshine each year!

  • Create engaging online video content, consistent with the station’s content strategy
  • Edit audio, video, photos, text, still and motion graphics in a manner that tells a compelling story
  • Emphasis on creative storytelling, specific to digital and social media platforms
  • Works closely and cooperatively with field crews, assignment desk, broadcast and digital producers, managers, video editors and production team
  • Publishes and manages content on multiple digital platforms, including the station's local website, mobile and social networks using current production and web-delivery tools
  • Assist in online coverage of daily news events, major news events, breaking news and severe weather
  • Coordinate with editorial and technical staff to facilitate the migration of multimedia content to new media platforms, including video, audio, still photos and graphics
  • Work with other departments, including sales and marketing, as needed on site and/or station initiatives that require content integration
  • Applies SEO best practices to every piece of content
  • Other duties as assigned
  • BS/BA in related discipline or relevant editorial experience in digital journalism
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, HTML, AP style, Audio Editing, Image Editing, CSS and Social Networking
  • Must have a strong desire to focus on web-based content
  • Must have basic HTML formatting skills and knowledge of how to FTP/publish web content
  • Must be creative, be a team player, have good people skills and be able to handle deadline pressure and the ability to multi-task
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must have working knowledge of how to use and update social media platforms 
  • Must have photo editing skills with ability to manipulate, crop, enhance images as needed for publishing on website and social media
  • Must have strong videography and non-linear editing skills; prior knowledge of Final Cut Pro (or similar systems) preferred
  • Working knowledge of editorial news judgment and journalistic law & ethics
  • Must be organized, able to multi-task, adapt to developing situations quickly and thrive under deadline pressure
  • Must have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Solid understanding of multimedia file formats and strong computer skills
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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