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Assistant Digital Director at KHOU 11

Assistant Digital Director

KHOU 11 Houston, TX Full Time
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KHOU, TEGNA’s CBS affiliate in Houston, is searching for an experienced, creative, and motivated Assistant Digital Director 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 Assistant Digital Director 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



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 64 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.  #LI-NB1

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Houston, TX

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