KHOU, TEGNA’s CBS affiliate in Houston, is searching for an experienced, creative, and motivated Digital Executive Producer to lead the day-to-day production of editorial content across KHOU’s digital, mobile, app, OTT and social media platforms.
Do you thrive on digging deeper? Are you laser-focused on accuracy with a keen eye for detail? Can you write the perfect headline and teach others how to do the same? The ideal candidate is a journalist at heart and has audience-first focus across all screens.
This position will report to the Director of Digital Content, helping to guide editorial decision-making across all platforms, managing the digital team on day-to-day strategy and partnering with journalists across the newsroom to make the best possible product. As a newsroom leader, the Digital Executive Producer will have a voice in editorial and leadership meetings.
Works with the news digital team and digital management to coordinate daily digital news efforts – oversees all digital efforts: story selection, writing and copy editing, distribution, live streaming.
Guide the editorial process for the digital team through prioritizing tasks, making story assignments, copy editing and training staff.
Collaborates across workgroups to create daily content, original digital content and special projects focused on rich, interactive digital experiences
Helps lead the newsroom editorial meetings to make decisions based on social listening, digital data and live metrics.
Aggressively covers breaking news for digital/social platforms through articles, videos, breaking news alerts, live streams and social media.
Comfortable in a fast-paced newsroom environment and an excellent multitasker
Champions original, digital-first content production for KHOU platforms
Guides team members on where and how to find story ideas and information, including how to use metrics and social listening to be audience focused
Trains digital team and extended news department on best digital practices – including SEO and headline writing – to create engaging content that is specific to platforms.
Minimum 5 years producing digital and social content in a newsroom
3 years of experience in a leadership position
Skilled copy editor
Understanding of copyright law, music rights and basic journalism legal principals
Well versed in online metrics such as Google Analytics, CrowdTangle, Facebook Insights, YouTube Analytics, etc.
Working knowledge of Content Management Systems, Basic HTML and live stream technology
Strong understanding of all social media platforms and how they contribute to overall success
Keen interest in emerging digital trends and evolving consumption habits
BS/BA in related field - journalism, communications, broadcast, digital media
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