Assistant News Director

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Description

KYTX, the TEGNA affiliate in Tyler, TX is looking for an an experienced and innovative journalist.

The ideal candidate has a track record of identifying unique content, teaching direct reports of various experience levels, and thinking strategically about multiple projects to meet the goals of the company. This person has strong leadership skills, can make quick editorial decisions and has a willingness to push a team to think creatively on a daily basis. You will work collaboratively with other newsroom managers and teams to create innovative content for all platforms and strategics ways to engage a large and growing digital and social audience daily.

 Responsibilities include: 

  • Create bold and innovative local television, digital and social media content
  • Manage multiple newscasts to ensure the brand promise and strategies are met
  • Coach and inspire on-air talent, digital and production teams
  • Identify daily opportunities to have our news get noticed and reach new audiences
  • Write and teach staff to write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for broadcast
  • Coach journalists how to write and create compelling content for digital
  • Teach staff to develop content through social listening and independent sources

Job Requirements


  • College degree with 3-5 years’ previous management experience; newsroom or digital media experience preferred.
  • Must be a great communicator and a strong leader.
  • Excellent organizational, decision making, and problem solving skills.
  • Must possess solid news judgment and be able to work calmly under deadline pressures.
  • Think differently and critically
  • Attention to detail for accuracy and clarity


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

KYTX-TV is the TEGNA CBS affiliate in the Tyler/Longview area of beautiful East Texas.  For over 10 years, the station has kept our viewers informed about local events and news that impact their lives through quality storytelling, timely local reporting and participation in community events.  KYTX won the Edward R. Murrow award in 2014 recognizing the station’s commitment to its community.  At KYTX, the future is bright.  We’d like you to be a part of it!