News Director

Date Posted: 7/7/2020

Job Description

KHOU (Houston / Market #8 / CBS Affiliate / TEGNA) is seeking a News Director to lead its journalistic endeavors.

This is a call out to the strongest news leaders in the industry.  KHOU has a RELENTLESS team of journalists, a legacy brand, and a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility in one of the largest and most diverse cities in America.  If you’ve been looking for a place to realize your leadership potential this is an amazing opportunity.

It goes without saying, we are looking for an exceptional journalist.  We are also looking for candidates with an aptitude and track-record of strong strategic planning, coaching, and accountability. 

It’s also worth noting that Houston is an exceptionally active news market with a LOT of breaking news, big stories and severe weather; candidates must be resilient, optimistic and cool under pressure, as there will be a lot of pressure.




Job Requirements


  • 7-10 years of content experience, including generation of original content.
  • 7-10 years managing other journalists; proven track record of holding people accountable.
  • Successful innovative leadership and staff and product development skills. 
  • Exceptional planning and execution skills.
  • Outstanding communicator
  • Be a proven, courageous innovator in developing shows, content, text and community events.
  • Be a proven winner in breaking news content on all platforms
  • Have a history of hiring the best and brightest journalists, storytellers and video producers
  • Solid journalistic judgement and a news philosophy that emphasizes accurate, fair and unique local content, along with community engagement. 
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism.
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook. 
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines.

Job Snapshot

About Us

KHOU 11 has been one of the top-rated CBS affiliates in Texas for over two decades. For more than 60 years, KHOU 11 has been a leader in local news, information and community involvement. We serve our viewers, in the tenth-largest television market, through several daily broadcasts, as well as 24-hour news coverage via, social media, and mobile platforms.  KHOU 11 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community by covering news stories and participating in community events that support our “KHOU Stands for Houston” brand.