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Digital Curator

Hearst Television Inc

Pittsburgh, PA
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Digital Curator

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA US
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HTV Digital Studios

Job Description

Hearst Television is looking for a news junkie and video specialist to be the next digital curator for the Hearst Television digital National News Desk. The goal of the National News Desk is to provide national and international breaking news coverage to the Hearst Television stations that is both timely and accurate. The DIGITAL CURATOR will report to Stephanie Backus, Editorial Manager of National News for Hearst Television. This position is located in Pittsburgh at WTAE.

Job Duties:

  • Create and edit digital-first video content for various HTV platforms
  • Source national/international news content of relevance to the HTV markets from AP, CNN and other third-party partners.
  • Must be able to produce trending content sourced through and attributed to respected news organizations and/or social media platforms as needed.
  • Respond to breaking news quickly and accurately, with superior news judgment to determine when to send out push notifications and post breaking content to social media.
  • Manage live video streams, making them available to HTV stations both online, on mobile and on social media.
  • Collaborate with HTV markets during big breaking news stories to source content and produce the most up-to-date stories for publication using our sources on the ground.
  • Assists HTV markets remotely and/or travels to HTV markets during significant breaking news.

Required Skills

  • Experience editing compelling video content for online platforms
  • Preferably Bachelors degree in journalism, mass communications, film, or related experience.
  • Preferably 3-5 years prior experience working for a television news station or in a digital environment.
  • Ability to write catchy, engaging copy for videos and articles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with digital and broadcast journalists.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments from based on urgency and news judgment.
  • Knowledge of editing and AP Stylebook standards.
  • Ability to catch spelling errors without electronic assistance.
  • Ability to manage time and meet multiple daily deadlines for various projects.
  • Ability to work weekends, nights and/or overnights.
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule to cover major and/or breaking news events.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work well in a multitasking environment with frequent interruptions, paying close attention to details.

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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