Full Time - Mid-Level (Senior Producer, Reporter, Editor)
4 Year Degree
Be part of a top-rated newsroom that values your ideas and encourages creative, compelling storytelling, while living and working in the Texas capital. KXAN in Austin is looking for a Digital Executive Producer (DEP) to oversee on KXAN’s digital platforms the editorial decisions, execution and quality control of daily news. Will be responsible for executing daily strategy to differentiate KXAN’s content with an in-depth, investigative brand. The DEP helps manage digital content contributed by broadcast producers, reporters and photographers. Attention to detail, task delegation and urgency are paramount.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Produce and manage quality news content on all digital platforms, including weather and sports
Assign tasks and deadlines to digital content producers and other newsroom staff as necessary (e.g., breaking news), ensuring production deadlines are met
Take charge of daily news and live stream planning and execution, including breaking news
Use analytics to inform content choices and make adjustments to maximize consumption of content
Share and distribute relevant and high-performing content to sister stations
Hold reporters accountable for daily posting routines in the field
Provide employee feedback on a continuous and regular basis (positive & constructive)
Ensure content reflects brand across desktop and mobile
Work in tandem with other News Directors & Managers
Execute breaking news on all platforms including: kxan.com, apps, social media, email alerts
Develop and maintain new sections of the website as news coverage dictates
Plan for the long-term growth of the sites, set priorities and plan coverage for major events
Generate and help manage station and staff social media content, engagement and user comments
Adhere to all guidelines, policies and procedures of station, Company, the FCC, and all other federal, state and local laws; ensuring content complies with legal requirements concerning libel, slander and First Amendment laws
Strategic thinker, innovative, digital user-focused, creative
Well organized and long-term planner
Proactive with strong leadership, motivational & career development skills
Assist with special coverage planning & execution
Excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills, and editorial judgment
Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or equivalent experience; plus 4 years’ experience in reporting/producer digital news, content management systems, and editing video and images. Must have working knowledge of web standards and protocols.
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements:
High stress environment with deadline pressures. Must be available to work irregular/odd hours, weekends and holidays, and be on call to cover major events 24 hours a day.
NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
Internal Number: Req-9744
KXAN is the Austin, Texas NBC affiliate. KXAN is committed to succinct and powerful hard news coverage through its in-depth, investigative brand and is consistently the #1 most viewed news station in the market . KXAN Investigates is a nationally-recognized, award-winning team of nine journalists – the largest investigative unit in Central Texas. The team was recently honored with the national IRE Award from the Investigative Reporters & Editors organization. We tackle stories that hold our leaders accountable and work to enrich our community. Our In-depth, investigative brand is promised and delivered daily. KXAN is owned by Nexstar Media Group, the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 198 television stations in 116 markets addressing nearly 39% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.