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ASSOCIATE WEB EDITOR DIGITAL TEMPORARY (THROUGH JUNE 2014), FULL-TIME - EXEMPT POSITION; BURBANK OFFICES | KCET

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ASSOCIATE WEB EDITOR DIGITAL TEMPORARY (THROUGH JUNE 2014), FULL-TIME - EXEMPT POSITION; BURBANK OFFICES

JOB SUMMARY

KCETLink is looking for an Associate Web Editor

with a journalism background. This is a

Burbank-based position through June 2014, working 40-hours a week. T
he Associate

Web Editor will be responsible for curating, writing, and publishing

international news updates to the
news.linktv.org

website, as well as supervising and editing updates from other contributors.

 

 

The role requires a web-savvy journalist who is comfortable

posting original pieces, editing the work of others, and curating compelling

multimedia content from third-party sources. The editor will be required to

make editorial decisions with minimal supervision.
This

position reports to the Managing Editor, Link World News (based in San

Francisco) and the VP of Digital (based in Burbank).

 

The

successful candidate m
ust

have a minimum of two (2) years of transferrable work experience

in journalism and/or media.
 

 

ABOUT KCETLink

KCETLink

is the national independent public transmedia organization formed by the

December 2012 merger of KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c (3)

organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DirecTV

and DISH, in Southern and Central California via broadcast, as well as through

various digital delivery systems. Together, the new

KCETLink delivers high quality, culturally diverse programs to diverse

audiences.

 

KCETLink currently reaches 33 million American homes through DISH

Network and DIRECTV as well as 5.6 million cable TV households in Southern

California.

 

ABOUT LinkTV:

Called "television without borders" by the late Peter

Jennings, Link TV has been providing viewers with hard-hitting journalism,

outstanding documentaries, and the best of world music videos and international

cinema and television drama/comedy series.

 

 

ESSENTIAL

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

The

successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability, as follows:

·        

Proven experience copy editing for the web, (preferably) including

use of AP or Chicago Manual of Style

·        

Writing, with published samples 

·        

Familiarity with blogging platforms, particularly WordPress

·        

Experience with photo-editing applications including

Photoshop 

·        

Experience and familiarity with social networking sites and

YouTube

·        

Basic HTML/CSS skills

·        

Excellent attention to detail 

·        

The ability to work independently and be self-driven 

·        

 Personable demeanor with

good communication skills 

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS



  • Bachelor's

    degree


  • A minimum of

    two years of transferable experience in journalism and/or media


 

PREFERRED SKILLS

AND ABILITIES
:

·        

Experience curating multimedia news content

·        

Substantial online social media presence 

·        

Experience with online video: editing, encoding, publishing

·        

Communications experience (outreach or marketing)

·        

Familiarity with newsletter management tools, preferably MailChimp

 

COMPENSATION:

Commensurate

with demonstrated skills and experience.

 

PHYSICAL

REQUIREMENTS:

Must

be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without

accommodations.

 

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:

Submit a resume, a cover letter of 300 words or less, and examples

of relevant published work to
HR Coordinator at HR@KCET.org.

 

"Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are

encouraged to apply."

 



KCETLink

KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP is the the national independent public media organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems.