Digital Assignment Manager

Date Posted: 8/28/2019

Job Description

​​KVUE in Austin is looking for a Digital Assignment Manager to lead our daily news-gathering efforts. This individual should be assertive, knowledgeable and personable when organizing our daily news coverage.

​​Key responsibilities include managing staff lists for reporter/multi-skilled journalists, photojournalists and producers for each day of the week, as well as managing the assignment calendar to make certain we're closely following all newsworthy stories over time. The Digital Assignment Manager will monitor all social platforms for news or stories that can be converted into digital or television stories, manage the activities of news-gathering crews and connect the digital content team with information about stories throughout the day. Additionally, the assignment manager will supervise the efforts of the evening assignment editor and work with that individual on best news-gathering practices.

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need: 

​Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications preferred. 1-3 years of experience in an assignment desk or producing role preferred. Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Reddit required.​


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 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 approximately 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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.


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About Us

KVUE stands for excellence - in everything we do. Whether it’s producing Austin’s highest rated newscasts, most popular news website, or most-followed social media outlets, KVUE is committed to being a positive contributor within our community, through our service. This goal is part of the foundation on which the station was built, and remains a guiding principle for the staff as we continue to honor this commitment. Our mission to inform and educate with local news and community outreach is accomplished on multiple platforms and extends throughout the year.