Director Of Content

Tegna Denver , CO 80208

Posted 3 months ago

Job Description:

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, production oriented, digital-and enterprise-minded Director of Content. KUSA/KTVD, the NBC/MyNet TEGNA stations in Denver, CO are redefining and redesigning how news is produced and distributed for busy consumers. We are building for the future with new ways to engage and educate our audiences by providing exceptional user experiences on all our platforms.

As the leader of an innovative news operation, you will oversee all content operations as well as be a leader of the strategic vision for station growth. You must be an experienced leader who embraces creative, enterprise storytelling and investigative journalism as key components of content for our newscasts, digital and social platforms. Qualified candidates must understand a digital news operation and the importance of social media and the role it plays with engaging and growing our audience.

The Director of Content must be an experienced leader and people person who can create an amazing, engaging culture and develop and coach our talented and eager staff to the next level. Must be an excellent communicator that can inspire and empower others with clear expectations and accountability to create and deliver the best engaging content for our audience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the news and content teams to execute the station's brand through content creation

  • Lead collaboration with the News Director and Digital Content Director to develop and drive the content strategy for the station

  • Lead the integration of digital and broadcast content strategies to serve growing audiences on all platforms and to meet or exceed our content KPIs across broadcast and digital platforms

  • Regularly review content strategy and ensure accountability to the content plan

  • Oversee alignment of content team structures to be better equipped to deliver storytelling telling in the digital age

  • Responsible for hiring talent in front of and behind the camera

  • Conduct regular reviews of all content with News Director and Digital Content Director

  • Collaborate with marketing and community relations on aligning content priorities

  • Inspire and coach superior, unique and engaging storytelling

  • Lead a culture that owns enterprise reporting and storytelling as well as breaking news across all content platforms

  • Ensure the content teams produce high-quality, relevant, local content that sets the operation apart from competitors

  • Partner with News Director and Digital Content Director to develop annual budget plans

  • Drive and reward creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that leads to differentiation and success

  • Communicate and coach the content teams on KUSA and TEGNA's content transformation initiatives

  • Lead and mentor content leadership and employees

  • Collaborate with News Director and Digital Content Director to lead recruiting and retention of key news and content positions

#LI-VT1

Job Requirements

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field and news leadership experience

  • 7+ years of content experience, including generation of original content

  • 7+ years of management experience including recruiting coaching and developing on-air and off-air staff.

  • Solid journalistic and content judgment that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement

  • Deep understanding of tenets of professional journalism

  • Proven ability to develop a content strategy and drive accountability

  • Strong organizational and communication skills a must

  • Must be able to work under intense deadlines with a calm demeanor

  • Passion for the industry, vision and curiosity for emerging media is a must

  • Must be knowledgeable in broadcast law

  • Must understand digital production and all current digital platforms

  • Active social media participant and strong social media skills

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Digital Content Producer National Team

The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 1/16/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-04-15T00:00 The Scripps National Team is looking for an aggressive and innovative National Digital Content Producer. The National Digital Content Producer will be based in Denver, and organizes, writes scripts and updates content on digital platforms with a primary focus on local websites, mobile apps, and social media platforms. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience at being able to gather large amounts of data and content from multiple sources and platforms to create a cohesive story in a timely manner. The National Digital Content Producer is responsible for creating compelling content that is aligned with and enhances stories for publication on websites affiliated with E.W. Scripps Company. You Will: * Post stories for publication on websites affiliated with E.W. Scripps Company. * Understand AP style, as well as other best practices for online news publication, including writing compelling headlines and SEO best practices. * Manage social media accounts, while ensuring best practices for social media publication are executed and writing optimal captions. * Write and distribute national breaking news stories to affiliate websites. * Manage live streams on websites and social media, including Facebook and Twitter. * Pitch story ideas daily during editorial calls with digital team. * Identify trending content to write and source. * Edit web content submitted by national correspondents. * Create video on Final Cut Pro and images on Photoshop or additional web-based tools. * Knowledge of web metric tools, including Google Analytics and CrowdTangle. You Bring: * At least two years working in a television newsroom. * Passion for news and digital media. * Committed to fairness and accuracy. * Innovative and always seeking the latest trends in digital storytelling. * Comfort with content management systems, social media management systems, and video and photo editing tools. * Ability to multi-task and prioritize. * Understand copyright laws. * Must have basic HTML formatting skills and knowledge of how to FTP/publish web content. * Must be creative, have good people skills and be able to handle deadline pressure and need to multi-task. * Must have strong newspaper-style writing, editing and headline skills. * Must have photo editing skills with ability to manipulate, crop, enhance images as needed for publishing on website. * Basic video editing skills a plus. About Scripps The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way." As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company. #LI-MM1 #GD-MM1 The E.W. Scripps Company Denver CO

Director Of Content

Tegna