• Digital Content Manager-WTOC

    Posted: 04/14/2024


    Job Category: News
    Requisition Number: DIGIT010840
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    Posting Details

      • Posted: April 16, 2024
    • Full-Time


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    Savannah, GA 31405, USA

    Job Details


    About Gray Television:
    Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 
    We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. 
    About Station WTOC:
    WTOC is located in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia. As the first station to sign on for the 20-county market serving southeast GA and the South Carolina Lowcountry, WTOC has been the market leader for 70 years. WTOC has an award-winning newsroom and a strong commitment to serving the community.  The station excels in creating effective commercials for our advertising clients. We also create promotional campaigns for our #1 News programs that inform and engage the viewer.  WTOC 11 is the number one news source in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia which was named the third-best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure.  As Savannah’s first TV station, WTOC’s community roots run deep. The call letters stand for Welcome To Our City.
    Job Summary/Description:
    WTOC is looking for a DCM to lead our news team. This person will report to the News Director and is expected to lead a high-performing team of Digital Producers responsible for guiding all aspects of our digital and streaming news content. We are seeking a strong, visionary, and accomplished leader who must be a team player with excellent leadership, written and verbal communication skills. Our candidate will be required to be forward-thinking, and highly adept at dealing with the rapidly evolving digital, steaming, and social marketplace. This person must also be able to work well with their fellow employees at all skill levels and develop strong relationships with colleagues, vendors, Gray Corporate, and all teams within our station.
    Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    - Manage a team of digital news producers/reporters/hosts/editors
    - Lead the big-picture vision and goals for our digital growth
    - Generate story ideas for digital coverage
    - Work with other News Managers to plan and facilitate daily news coverage and coverage of future events
    - Provide daily copy edits and regular feedback to newsroom reporters, producers, and photographers regarding staff members' daily digital submissions
    - Execute live stream coverage of press conferences and breaking news events
    - Post stories and additional content to all digital platforms, including social media extensions
    - Collaborate with the station's Sales and Marketing managers to execute sales projects, news promotions, and other digital content, as needed
    - Gather, write, report, and edit news stories for all digital platforms and extensions

    - Journalism degree or equivalent
    - 3+ years experience in digital journalism
    - Management experience
    - Able to write, produce, and post news content with accuracy and urgency
    - Solid understanding of digital analytics, industry trends, and social media strategy
    - Understanding of current events, weather, and sports
    - Able to use social media outlets to engage viewers
    - Strong emphasis on professional social media skills as they relate to journalism
    - Must be able to work well under pressure and with limited supervision
    - Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
    - Ability to maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving in a manner that will work well with managers, co-workers, and viewers

    If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references
    (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
    WTOC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
    Additional Info:
    Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. 
    Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.




    Bachelors or better in Journalism.



    3 years:
    Experience in digital journalism