Digital Director

Posted On: September 27, 2018
Station/Company: KOIN / Nextstar
Location: Portland, Oregon
Hours: Full Time


Job Summary

KOIN 6 News the CBS affiliate television station in Portland, Oregon is currently looking for a dynamic, high energy, experienced and creative Digital Director to join our team.

Job Summary:
Candidates must be able to grow and engage our digital audience across all platforms. Qualified applicants must be innovators who know how to manage and write for digital and broadcast platforms, and who can manage social media accounts. If you are a creative leader and thrive in an urgent breaking news and team environment, we need to hear from you. We are looking for the best of the best!

Experience:
Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced newsroom environment
* Ability to meet deadlines
* Proven ability to work collaboratively with editorial, sales and marketing leaders
* Strong sense of initiative and focus on continuous learning
* Strong understanding of analytics for digital audience, engagement and revenue
* Ability to build strong relationships in the local station, with the corporate team, and with third-party partners
* Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities with start-up business/project skills strongly preferred
* Demonstrated change management skills or experience
* Persuasive, encouraging and motivating
* Working knowledge of online content management systems (CMSs) and HTML
* Working knowledge of additional web design/development applications such as JavaScript, Adobe Photoshop, and FTP is strongly preferred
* Knowledge of social media and SEO concepts and a rich understanding of all things digital including video, mobile and tablet applications strongly preferred
* Demonstrated success in growing social media audiences and communities (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) is strongly preferred

Requirements:
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
* Set and execute local digital strategy to achieve business goals
* Responsible for working with the News Director creating and managing internal systems and processes to keep all digital platforms up-to-date, current and competitive with local news and information (text, video, data) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
* Partner with local sales management to achieve revenue targets; capitalize on alternate revenue streams, including passive revenue
* Responsible for the overall management and functionality of the website and all other assigned digital platforms such as mobile, tablet and social and third-party/syndicated
* Work collaboratively with corporate digital team on implementation, support and training for current and new products and platforms
* Optimize pages and sections of the website for search engine optimization
* Track monthly analytics including standard web, advertiser, video, mobile and social
* Work closely with all departments (News, Advertising, Marketing, Sales) in a collaborative manner to support their digital needs
* Conceptualize and create new content areas on the website and manage others engaged in similar assignments
* Work with site partners and advertisers to create and maintain web content including the incorporation, insertion and maintenance of native content or advertiser creative and video commercials into the sites or apps; some design of advertiser creative may be required
* Troubleshoot any problems that may develop with the website
* Provide digital training and development for station colleague
Education & Experience/Certifications:
* College degree in a related field or equivalent experience required
* 3 years of comprehensive digital media experience required
* 5 years experience in digital media, journalism, broadcast, media sales or a closely related field
* 2 – 5 years of supervisory experience strongly preferred

NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

ABOUT US: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out for You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.
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Job Req #:
2018-2923

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How to Apply

Contact: Apply online at: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com

Apply Online: www.koin.comhttps://bit.ly/2NpjYBu or at the Nexstar Website at: https://bit.ly/2JxnUO8

Expiration: November 30, 2018