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WTSP, the CBS affiliate in Tampa, Florida, (market 13) is looking for an assignment editor/digital content producer to join our award-winning team. This is a fast-paced hybrid position for someone who has both assignment desk and digital producing experience.
The position is responsible for assigning and dispatching news crews, assisting news crews with contacts and research along with publishing original content for Company website and our social media accounts. The position also requires monitoring all local news beats and trending digital sources to evaluate and assign coverage for all platforms at WTSP.
The right candidate is a strong assignment desk editor and writer. Someone who can run an assignment desk and help find and develop original, engaging content that drives social engagement using text, video, and multimedia and can work well as part of a technically savvy team that collaborates with content producers and reporters to develop valuable, relevant content on all platforms. A strong working knowledge of the Tampa Bay area is important.
Covering breaking news events as part of a fast-paced assignment /digital team
Strong assignment editor/ writing skills
Solid news knowledge – preferably of the Tampa Bay market
Working in multiple content management systems
Editing and managing video on digital platforms
Knowledgeable about how to use social media to generate digital traffic and engagement
Researching, creating, and publishing original content to Company website
Ability to identify potentially viral stories
Ability to work with reporters to develop assigned stories
Working under tight deadlines
Planning ahead for social, digital and on air coverage of events
Ability to manage content on a variety of platforms including desktop, mobile sites, apps and social media
Three years’ experience working in news as an assignment editor /digital producer
Strong communication skills
Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources and work well with varied personalities on deadline
Experience working in a digital content management system like Wordpress, Lakana, Brightcove, WorldNow and with digital photo and video editing tools
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Excellent in managing news crews and news judgment
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills
Company. (NYSE: Company), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. Company reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. Company Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Company Digital is comprised of Company website, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor.
Company. 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.
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