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Digital & Web Content Developer

Company Overview
Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at
Position Summary
WETM-TV 18 Elmira has an immediate opening for a Digital & Web Content Developer for its award winning website and digital platforms. has received multiple honors, including the 2016 AP Best Digital Presence Award and is a consistent top performer nationally across Nexstar. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital and Web Content Developer will work exclusively with the Digital Media Manager to create the overall strategy, look, layout, content and features of the website and 18 Mobile platforms. Additionally, the Digital & Web Content Developer will be responsible for helping create, produce, edit and maintain all digital news content along with providing guidance and leadership to the newsroom staff on all responsibilities related to digital content and development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The web developer's job duties will cover all aspects of maintaining and growing the digital brand which includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Daily site maintenance and updates
  • Designing web page layouts
  • Designing graphics for web pages, news web elements, and advertisers
  • Tracking web, mobile, and social analytics
  • Using analytics to increase audience growth across all platforms
  • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to understand and adapt to various web-based programs
  • Deciding which content is most relevant to our news audience
  • Prioritizing stories and story development efforts. Determine the order in which stories should be told
  • Update Website and Social Media platforms regularly
  • Must perform other duties as assigned. Management reserves the right to add or modify job duties as needed
Required Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, communications, or related field of equivalent combination of education and work experience with strong web & social media skills
  • Fluency in English with strong spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Knowledge of AP style writing
  • Solid news judgment with good editorial skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral & written) with coworkers and the public
  • Proficiency with computers, tablets and mobile digital devices
  • Strong ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work any shift, with some late notice of shift and schedule changes if necessary
  • Must have a good working knowledge of how to use a web-based CMS, basic HTML, Photoshop, Social Media, Mobile and other web & social media skills
  • Work with other departments and staff on Contests, Promotions & Projects etc.
EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled