Digital Editor  

WTOP-FM, Internet

POSTING DATE:   January 04, 2019       
JOB#:   1-19
JOB TITLE:   Digital Editor           
COMPANY:   WTOP-FM, Internet


STATUS:   Full Time, Hourly
  • 1-2 years experience overseeing newsroom staff or working in a leadership role (digital experience preferred)
  • Degree in journalism, communications or related field (preferred)
  • Excellent news judgment and knowledge of current events/pop-culture
  • Attention to detail with content, including grammar, punctuation and fact-checking, and layout of articles
  • Proficiency in writing and copyediting news articles
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced, breaking news situations; work effectively under pressure, multitask, prioritize, organize, and meet short deadlines
  • Be part of a team to develop new and innovative content for the web and on-air
  • Ability to delegate, be a self-starter, and team player
  • Understanding of social media and its relationship with news consumers 
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, HTML and audio editing
  • Maintain current equipment, as well as advise on needed equipment
  • Flexibility in work schedule. Ability to work established schedule and other hours, as needed.
  • Work in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Maintain a positive and cooperative rapport with staff, management and clients
  • Project appropriate company image with respect to dress and demeanor
  • High level of initiative required and the ability to work independently
  • Advise station managers about new product offerings, trends and innovative newsroom ideas
  • Knowledge of the local radio industry and familiarity with all radio terminology and methodology (preferred)

Position Summary: The Digital Editor oversees the minute-to-minute news operations and content on to make the website the leading provider of local, timely and relevant news for the Washington D.C. metro region.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Coordinate with news managers, reporters, radio editors and web staff to ensure relevant news is written and published to
  • Ensure homepage reflects the top news of the day and is updated in a timely manner
  • Oversee the handling of breaking news on and sending alerts
  • Provide effective leadership to the department

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

Job# 1-19
Washington, DC
No Telephone Calls Please

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