13 hours

Digital Producer

Tribune Company
Los Angeles, CA
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Digital Producer in Los Angeles, California | Careers at CA-Los Angeles;5800 Sunset Blvd (KTLA)
  • Digital Producer

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/4/2019 7:24 PM)
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  • Overview

    Job title: Digital News Producer (temporary / part-time)

    Department: News 

    Reports to: Executive producer, digital




    The digital news producer is responsible for writing, reporting and posting breaking and developing news stories on KTLA.com, KTLA 5 mobile apps and across multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She/he must have excellent news judgment – including the ability to discern elements in national/international news stories that are important to Southern Californians. 


    The producer will have a comprehensive knowledge of reporting, sourcing, transparency and journalism ethics, with a commitment to integrity and accuracy. 


    Crucially, the producer must be able to quickly write accurate, concise and clear stories that put the most interesting, important details up top and are easily readable for our audience. Producers must be their own copy editors, producing stories and social posts that employ AP Style and are free of typos, grammatical errors and spelling/punctuation mistakes.


    He/she will also be detail-oriented, organized and able to juggle stories and duties and to multitask comfortably under tight deadlines. He/she must be able to prioritize among competing stories those that are most important to our audience. She or he must be able to follow directions, perform duties, work well with others and make independent decisions.


    The applicant must be able to integrate digital content with broadcast coverage. That requires working effectively with the assignment desk, show producers and on-air reporters, navigating a variety of personalities and communication styles.


    The candidate must be comfortable with digital technology, as she or he will manage video live streams and also edit and post video clips from newscasts and other raw feeds. Experience with nonlinear video editing and web publishing systems is pred. Experience with Final Cut Pro is a plus. Knowledge of Photoshop is pred.


    Familiarity and comfort with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are required, and the candidate should be able to think creatively about social posts, and must understand how social media is essential to a news organization. The producer should also be willing to experiment and follow new developments in social media.


    Previous experience in a local newsroom, especially on a digital platform or in local television news, is strongly pred. Producers must be able to respond to breaking news with speed, writing and juggling multiple stories throughout the day and producing clean copy without the support of a copy editor. The ability to continually update and rewrite stories with the newest information – while promptly posting updates on the station's social media accounts – is a must. Bachelor's degree and three years of experience in news required. The candidate must have excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. This temporary position requires flexibility with scheduling from week to week, and the individual must be able to work various shifts and times, including early mornings, nights, weekends and some holidays.



    KTLA will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



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    Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-11-16

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