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Digital Content Producer at WQAD

Digital Content Producer

WQAD Davenport, IA Full-Time
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News 8’s Digital Content Producers are leaders in the newsroom who are responsible for quality, polished content and audience experience on all digital, social and streaming platforms including content production, presentation and distribution. They enterprise content through social listening, being plugged into the community, pitching stories and producing original content for our audience. Much of the day is independent work with regular check-ins to share ideas, trending stories and to coordinate duties.


Produce audience-first, engaging storytelling through digital articles, videos, photo galleries, social media, push alerts, live streams and interactive elements.


• Mine a wide variety of sources for relevant content. Select, generate, research, write, and update original stories.

• Capture and edit images and video for digital products, such as YouTube.

• Develop sources and review contributions from wires for publication.

• Work independently and demonstrate solid judgment for content selection and priorities.

• Work under tight deadlines and react to breaking news situations quickly and accurately.

• Focus on accuracy and balance in articles and social content through copy editing and training of staff.

• Use digital analytics and metrics to inform editorial decisions.

• Represent WQAD professionally via social media.

• Gather imagery and information on-location.

• Other duties as assigned.


  • Four-year degree in communications, media or related field.
  • Strong news judgement.
  • Excellent AP Style writing, editing, proofreading and copy-editing skills.
  • • Ability to work independently and communicate information and ideas with team members.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage requests from various sources with an ability to work well with varied personalities within deadlines.
  •  Be comfortable interacting with the public for interviews, information gathering or occasional live or real-time digital-reporting assignments.
  •  Outstanding organizational and time-management skills.
  •  Basic video and graphic production skills and knowledge.
  •  Computer skills are required.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.


TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Davenport, IA

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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