Job: Freelance Digital Content Producers

March 1, 2014

Freelance Digital Content Producer

Job Description:
WLS-TV/ is looking for freelance Digital Content Producers to join our tech-savvy team of online journalists.

Freelance Digital Content Producers are responsible for publishing daily news and breaking news content to the station's digital platforms, as well as producing and editing video content. Other production duties include tagging content for the website, moderating forums, producing and deploying multiple email newsletters as well as managing a user-generated content site.

Basic Qualifications:
Strong writing and editorial skills and the ability to multitask in a high pressure environment are a must. Thorough knowledge and prior experience using major social media platforms to report news are also required. Candidates must have experience working in an online news organization, strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style. Candidate must also have excellent computer skills and experience with the following: content management systems; Photoshop; Non-linear video editing; and basic HTML tags.

All applicants will be given writing tests which include story, headline and social media posts.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor's degree in media-related field and experience working in a high-paced, deadline driven newsroom.

Additional Information:
These positions may require working night, morning, weekend and holiday shifts. Please do not apply if you're not able or willing to fulfill this requirement. Candidates must clear a background check.

Candidates can send a cover letter and resume to Kevin Carpenter, Manager of Online Operations, WLS-TV, 190 N. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601. No Phone Calls.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
Reporting Location -- Chicago, IL

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