Digital Desk Editor

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Location: Sacramento, CA US
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Job Description

KCRA 3 News is looking for a competitive Digital Desk Editor who will create content for our website, mobile app and social media platforms, while taking an active role in a cutting-edge assignment desk geared towards winning the big story and breaking news on all platforms.     

“Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. As the #1 ratings leader in our market, we set the bar high for excellent storytelling, investigative reporting and outstanding breaking news coverage.  

The successful candidate will be an excellent Journalist and multi-tasker who can edit and create content under constant deadline pressure. 

Job Responsibilities:                                      

  • Reacts aggressively and decisively to breaking news with or without management present, helping KCRA to win the story on ALL platforms
  • Coordinates assignment desk logistics including managing news crews, coordinating with affiliate stations, booking satellite windows and live shots
  • Posts daily to the KCRA digital platforms and thrives when asked to send push notifications, coordinate live streams and craft creative, original digital content
  • Thinks creatively and digs deeper than other Journalists to help us break stories that nobody else is telling
  • Has a finger on the pulse of Northern California’s social media landscape and is able to unearth stories on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and area websites
  • Cultivates and maintains strong relationships with government agencies and public relations representatives, and local newsmakers
  • Works with Managing Editor to execute and add to the digital desk’s long-term planning and strategic vision

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates exceptional news judgment
  • Demonstrates superb organizational and problem solving skills
  • Multi-tasks efficiently under heavy deadline pressure
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining contacts
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including holidays.

Required Experience

  • One to three years of professional newsroom experience
  • College degree in Journalism or Communications or related field
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