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Digital Executive Producer

KPRC-TV

Location: Houston, TX

Contact Name: Graham Media Group

Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Digital Executive Producer

Details:
Here’s your chance to work in one of the most exciting news cities in the country, where news is 24-7 and the online news business is crucial to our success. KPRC – TV Channel 2, the Graham Media Group owned - NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas is looking for a self-motivated and creative Digital Executive Producer to join its senior leadership team.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 2/22/2019
Closing Date: 3/24/2019
City: Houston
State: Texas

Experience:
We are looking for an experienced digital veteran and visionary to lead our digital growth.  With a passion for digital communications, the ability to tell a good story, and an audience focused approach, you'll be responsible for managing the team and newsroom in developing and delivering innovative content solutions based on audience insight and industry best practices.  The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and be open to discovering new approaches and tactics for telling stories across all media platforms, continuing to evolve the sites as the industry evolves. 

The right individual will need great news sense and a deep understanding of how we seek out and build the biggest audiences possible for our content.  S/He will have the combination of being able to see things at the macro level but also be able to roll up their sleeves and be micro when needed, to balance conversion and customer satisfaction. 

The ideal candidate is someone who loves to coach others, sets high standards and has a record of developing strategies for growth and engagement. This individual will work with the content creation teams (all content including TV) to develop strategies for maximizing the impact and delivery of content at optimal times and with platform needs in mind.

The Digital EP will be a key driver in digital content and products, and will supervise our digital desks and operations.  S/He will facilitate the setting of audience targets and performance metrics for the newsroom overall and individual desks; track our progress and performance — on audience metrics as well as on executing on our coverage strategy — and surface it for leadership.

AND, this position will have all the tools needed to succeed in our state of the art newsroom! 

If you are an idea person, someone who prides her/himself on thinking long-term, a masterful manager who easily earns respect by championing and enabling others  to succeed and thrive, you could be our person! 

Responsibilities
Serve as a member of the management team and lead the publication and distribution of engaging, compelling content across multiple platforms.  This person will play a key role in charting the station’s content and growth strategy.
Make daily content decisions based on news judgment, knowledge of platforms and insights from audience metrics.
Actively partner with KPRC’s news director to help newsroom understand how audiences consume content across digital platforms.
Supervise our digital team to direct coverage of breaking news and major stories on every KPRC platform and coach reporters and videographers on the priorities, goals and execution of digital content
Drive the newsroom to develop workflows that deliver our content 24/7 across current and future platforms with storytelling that is optimized for each screen
Work effectively across all divisions (sales, marketing, news) and help set key strategies and direction for the organization
Analyze and actively use data and metrics to inform editorial and strategic decisions and to create accountability for results
Partner with Graham Digital on support, training and implementation for current and new products and platforms
Be available by phone and email to handle breaking news and staffing decisions during non-traditional office hours
Be a grand ambassador from Click2Houston and KPRC digital/social platforms

Requirements:

Qualifications:
Experience in running a successful news site, with a focus on developing audiences
Excellent planning skills and ability to transform an idea, implement and execute a plan
Strong computer skills; Highly knowledgeable in web management, social media tools, HTML, Flash, FTP and Photoshop
In depth understanding of SEO and social media metrics
Successful track record of teaching and holding staff accountable for their performance
Ability to demonstrate basic journalistic judgment and skills including the ability to write news copy
Deadline driven
Great communicator
Bachelor’s degree required; experience in television news management a plus      

Contact: David Strickland (dstrickland@kprc.com)

KPRC-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, KPRC-TV will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.