Senior Web Editor / Producer

Employer
Location
Houston
Posted
Aug 08, 2012
Closes
Sep 07, 2012
Contact
Director of Human Resources
Duration
Full Time
KHOU 11 is seeking a highly experienced individual with a distinct skill set to join our team as a Senior Web Editor / Producer. This role will work with staff producers and will edit and produce digital content.

The ideal candidate displays a demonstrated passion and in-depth knowledge of content optimization and the KHOU.com audience, with extensive background in content creation.

This role is responsible for ensuring all digital content meets established tone, theme, accuracy, style and consistency requirements of KHOU.com. In addition, this role will work closely with the Managing Editor and Social Media Producer to identify and develop optimized content offering a rich content experience across all digital platforms.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, a strong communicator, highly-engaged and helps develop on-brand, on-strategy and compelling copy with very minimal supervision. We are seeking an innovator who consistently generates new ideas to move our efforts forward. The ideal candidate must pass a writing test for this position.

Key Responsibilities

Stewarding a thorough and comprehensive review of all content on the website to ensure consistent style, tone, keywords and content structures while checking for accuracy and SEO-optimized headlines.

Being comfortable with multitasking and a fast-moving editorial schedule.

Possessing the ability to take command in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.

Functioning as an active participant in evening Editorial meeting.

Providing front-line feedback to web team.

Possessing advanced news journalism experience and news judgment; excellent English grammar, organizational skills and execution of AP-style.

Having a strong knowledge of SEO/SEM is required to champion SEO optimization efforts.

Demonstrated success with social media.

Ability to produce high-quality content, encode video, develop slideshows and other unique content categories to grow the digital product offerings.

Proficiency with the following digital tools (or similar) including the Limelight content management system, mobile push notifications, SMS text messaging, breaking news emails, video publishing, AP wire feeds, iNews and basic html.

Qualifications

BA/BS in Journalism, English, Communications or related area or equivalent experience.

Minimum 3 years experience in project management.

Work as a highly collaborative member of an editorial team.

Exceptional creative writing and copy editing skills and ability to communicate ideas clearly.

Self-directed and naturally curious with the commitment to produce results quickly.

Facilitative leader with strong interpersonal effectiveness and influence.

Experience creating and managing content.

Demonstrated ability in using data and other metrics to make decisions to improve the customer experience.

Excellent communication skills, both internal and external, in one-on-one settings or with large groups, and with people at all levels of the organization.

Demonstrate a deep understanding of the product, target audience and competitor activities in the market.

Excellent writer able to communicate complex issues in lively, clear, and concise prose.

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For consideration, please submit resume and salary history to jobs@khou.com or mail to:

KHOU-TV
1945 Allen Parkway
Attn: HR Senior Web Editor / Producer
Houston, TX 77019

Fax: 713-284-8818

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