Social Media Manager in Portland!

URL: http://www.fsci.com/
Company: fishercommunicationsinc
Telephone: mburcham@fsci.com
Application URL: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=bWJ1cmNoYW0uMjM2OTMuMzYzMUBmaXNoZXJjb21tdW5pY2F0aW9uc2luYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Reference: 756
Type: Permanent
Position: Social Media Manager
Location: Portland, Oregon
Industry: Media
Salary:
Description:

KATU.com is looking for a social media manager to join our existing team of web producers. The social media manager is first and foremost a journalist and will adhere to the highest journalistic standards in all of his or her work.

The social media manager will take a leadership role in maintaining KATU’s social media presence and interacting with readers on our social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. We are looking for a creative person who will develop new ways for KATU to use social media, including tie-ins with our news broadcasts. The social media manager will also be responsible for writing and posting news stories to KATU.com, including writing and reporting breaking news. A strong journalism background is required.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Oversee social media use within the KATU newsroom to ensure compliance with company policies and expectations.
  • Manage KATU’s day-to-day social media activity, including Facebook, Twitter and other networks.
  • Create and direct social campaigns that engage with readers, build brand and drive people to KATU.com.
  • Train and direct FIN and broadcast newsroom staff on tools, usage policies and best practices.
  • Monitor all FIN and KATU-branded social media accounts of all staffers to provide ongoing feedback and improvement.
  • Manage contesting on and appearance of all KATU social media sites.
  • Facilitate integration of social media efforts with broadcast products and content.
  • Work with Director of Social Media to develop social media best practices.
  • Report, write, select and publish original news and other stories to station website and other sites in text, video, still image and other media formats.
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of stories on the site and consistency with the station news department.
  • Ability to react to and post breaking news quickly and accurately.
  • Monitor station’s newscasts and mine other information sources for news and distinguish newsworthy stories for the site.
  • Ability to work autonomously and use individual judgment on content postings to sites.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience:

1-3 years of experience required

Education:

Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) required

Other Qualifications:

– BA/BS degree or equivalent (Degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred).
– Journalism background and knowledge of AP style required.
– Strong news writing and social media skills required.
– TV news production experience preferred.
– Strong graphics skills required.
– Strong computer skills required.
– Experience with Photoshop, advanced HTML, and digital video editing is helpful but not required.
– Must be self-directing, self-motivating and able to work will with a diverse group of people.
– Must be able to handle stress, including short deadlines.
– Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Fisher Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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