Multi-Platform Producer

Location: 

Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Location: GA-Atlanta

Job Title:  Multi-Platform Producer

 

Position Overview

Cox Media Group (CMG) is looking for a Multi-Platform Producer who will work with a 24-7 team to monitor, gather, and create news content for use on all media platforms—TV, digital website, mobile applications, and social media. This position is responsible for producing a daily newscast distributed across all CMG markets through our OTT platforms, as well as working directly with the WSB news team on daily newscasts. The right candidate will have a passion for news, discovering the facts and urgent reporting of those facts to the users and viewers of local news.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

•    Gather content and see it through from online and on-air, to social distribution
•    Responsible for logistics working directly with reporters, photographers, producers, managers, and the fellow content producers to cover the news of the day, as well as generate enterprise stories
•    Responsible for monitoring a variety of “in” points for news—police, fire scanners, social media, email, internal wires, phone calls
•    Plan and anticipate coverage
•    Monitor police/fire scanners for multiple counties
•    Field phone calls, monitor emails and scan multiple branded social media accounts for news tips from the public
•    Dispatch crews to cover content for our digital, radio and television platforms
•    Distribute content on all platforms (broadcast TV, radio, digital apps, social media)
•    Schedule may include nights, weekends and holidays, and overnights

Minimum Qualifications

•    Degree in Journalism preferred
•    Study in a relevant field required (Journalism, Communications, Social Media, Broadcast Technology, English)
•    Keen sense of news judgement for each media platform—what drives audience on that platform
•    Multi-platform mindset—Gather news through all platforms
•    Newsgatherer mindset—Excel at developing relationships and trust with contacts and sources
•    Team Player—needs to be able to handle other assignments as needed, showing flexibility, adaptability, problem solving skills, a person who collaborates with team members, with a positive, can-do attitude
•    Understanding of Newsroom Logistics and ability to move crews—we are a content distributor not just a newsroom
•    Provide urgent writing of content for all platforms: TV, digital, and social.
•    Sense of Urgency—ability to work under pressure
•    Willingness to evolve, learn new skills, innovative technology, embrace change
•    Ability to prioritize a large volume of writing assignments based on urgency, platform needs and deadlines
•    Knowledge of writing for all platforms—broadcast, digital, social, push alerts, radio
•    Identify newsworthy content from scanners
•    Ability to recognize trending stories online, provide timely updates for multiple platforms
•    Must be social media savvy and possess thorough grasp of the use of social media for audience engagement
•    Detail-oriented, highly organized planner
•    Must be able to take direction
•    Must be able to work any shift, including overnights, weekends—the newsroom is 24/7
•    Must be accessible to contact during big breaking news situations and “all-hands-on-deck” are needed
•    Strong understanding of grammar, spelling, ability to make cold calls, ask questions
•    Good communication skills, work well with newsroom staff, and have technical knowledge of news gathering
•    Strong editorial judgement, possess strong organizational skills and be digitally savvy
•    Ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines, be aggressive on breaking news and be self-motivated
•    Possess a sense of urgency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and news judgment

 

About Cox Media Group
CMG Media Corporation (d/b/a Cox Media Group) is an industry-leading media company with unparalleled brands, award-winning content, and exceptional team members. CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses encompass 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 49 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 10 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. For more information about CMG, visit www.coxmediagroup.com

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