Digital Content Manager

Job Number: R50010908

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Operations

Location: Washington, District of Columbia

Job Posting Date: January 13, 2020

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Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.


We are hiring a Digital Content Manager to oversee the No. 1 digital team in the nation’s capital - FOX 5 DC in Washington. Reporting to the News Director, the Digital Content Manager will lead our team of local Digital Content Creators who are focused on telling stories that truly matter to digital and social users.

Does this sound like you? You are driven, smart, full of energy and as digitally and socially savvy as they come. You are a leader, but you also know there is no “I” in team. You strive to make a difference every day, and have a deep passion for what you do. You are (very) competitive, sharp, resourceful, quick thinking, and not afraid to try something new. You are a hard worker by nature, you set the bar high and you want to win…BIG. The person we are looking for not only has these qualities, but is also a news junkie who lives and breathes content while inspiring a team. If you are a digital content-creating rock star who is hungry for the next step in their career, this job is for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee team that creates compelling, UX-focused news and event-based content relevant to local users and beyond, including text stories, photos/graphics, live streaming content, breaking news, and social media elements. Prioritize allocation of digital resources to cover the most important stories, based on data derived from real-time analytics and trends. Guide digital team’s editorial decisions. Serve as digital leader and resource in the newsroom to ensure station’s digital and social media dominance. Closely monitor station performance and compliance with group standards and best practices. Collaborate with News Director and Assistant News Director to provide feedback and guidance to help station meet and exceed its goals. Facilitate training for digital team, including new employees, when needed. Play a key role in planning for station initiatives. Ensure detailed, clear communication across the newsroom and with other FTS digital teams. Stay on top of changing digital landscape. Other duties as deemed necessary and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS: BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related field with emphasis on digital publishing. 5+ years’ experience developing and publishing unique content, including news, for digital and social platforms. Proven history as leader and/or project lead within a team. Strong desire to advance in digital news career. Superior news judgement, writing and copy editing skills. Fanatical attention to detail. Thrive under pressure. Stellar communication skills. Social media expert. Proficient in content management systems, video publishing, live streaming, and digital analytics tools (Google Analytics, CrowdTangle, ShareRocket, ChartBeat and Dataminr experience a plus). Video and photo editing experience (Grass Valley Edius and Adobe products a plus). Weekends, holidays and varied hours may be required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.