News Producer

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

Job Description

Do you like getting outside the traditional TV News box to create memorable moments? Do you love breaking news and covering it in innovative ways? Are you relentless when it comes to owning the big story across all platforms?


Come work in one of America's best breaking news markets in a brand new facility with top of the line tools to serve our audience.


KHOU 11 is looking for a producer who can craft compelling shows that inform, entertain and celebrate our community. We want creative thinkers who know that in 2019 news is a conversation with our audience. We're looking for a producer who can write stories that our diverse audience can relate to.  Our ideal candidate produces with that audience experience in mind, recognizing there are multiple options across multiple platforms. Producers must be able to multi-task during news gathering hours, sharing content before, during and after a show or digital post. Our ideal candidate can identify engaging content and teach others how to do so.


In this role, you will:


  • Craft unique shows and segments evoking emotion and utilizing innovative showcasing.
  • Write and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Research and teach how to research for facts and credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics in determining content.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Use creative production techniques that include music, graphics and new forms of media (User Generated Content, FaceTime & Skype interviews, Tagboard etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Lead and inspire teammatess to work together for a great content experience
  • Coach and inspire on air talent to be exciting and engaging.
  • Perform other tasks as required by the KHOU 11 News Leadership Team.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven shows and digital content
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Adobe Premiere Pro and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events 




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

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.