Content Manager

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Job Summary:

KBSI23 WDKA in Cape Girardeau, MO is looking for a Content Manager to lead day-to-day production of high-quality content across multiple digital and broadcast platforms. The Content Manager will manage a newsroom staff, including a team of Reporter/MMJs in the field, by assigning them daily stories and coaching them on news gathering, storytelling and production value. The ideal candidate thrives in a breaking news environment and will lead the team with winning coverage every day. The Content Manager will work closely with other newsroom managers to ensure outstanding content is produced for our digital and broadcast platforms.  The Content Manager will write, produce, publish, and edit local, regional, and national news stories for distribution across KBSI23’s broadcast and digital platforms, including web, mobile, social, and emerging media properties. The Content Manager will grow our multi-media platforms and our staff members by training, coaching and leading by example. The Content Manager will also ensure the team is prepared for upcoming newsworthy events that require advanced planning.

Core Competencies:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills; desire to grow with the company is a plus
  • 2-5 years’ experience working in a Newsroom environment
  • Ideal candidates will have a degree in Journalism, Communications, Digital Media, or the equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Candidates should be self-starters who are comfortable working both independently and with others in a fast paced, remote work environment
  • Love of storytelling and coaching others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent sense of urgency, while also maintaining calm under pressure
  • Desire to be a key part of an innovative, growing team of digital journalists and take on additional responsibilities over time

Day-To-Day Activities:

  • Manage newsroom staff, including team of Reporter/MMJs. Assign daily stories and coach the news staff on newsgathering, storytelling and production value.
  • Set expectations for field crews regarding digital and broadcast needs throughout the day and stay in close contact with them throughout the day.
  • Plan coverage for upcoming events, both short-term and long-term.
  • Work closely with other news managers to create high-quality content for all platforms.
  • Research, write, edit, and publish time-sensitive local, regional, and national news, with a focus on clarity, fairness, legality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style.
  • Write highly effective headlines and story summaries.
  • Write, post, and monitor engaging social media content on multiple platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.
  • Post breaking news quickly and accurately while maintaining open communication with local newsroom staff as stories develop.
  • On occasion, shoot interviews and cover stories outside of the office.
  • Manage short-term and long-term assignments.
  • Create and keep contacts list up to date for staff to access.
  • Lead the team in a breaking news strategy for digital and on-air
  • Work with your direct supervisor to ensure the digital platforms and on-air assignments are in line with the brand.


  • Competitive salary plus generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and paid time-off, plus exceptional growth opportunities.

Standard Media Group-SMG is an innovative media company serving our communities through breaking news, impactful reporting, and innovative multi-screen marketing services.

Please send resume and cover letter, along with examples (links and/or reel) of your work to:

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No phone calls please. Standard Media Group-SMG is an equal opportunity employer.

806 Enterprise Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

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