Multi-Platform Producer - Evening News
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/3/2017

Job Description

About the position: KING 5 is looking for a technically-minded, seasoned journalist well-versed with audience engagement and social listening, to produce our 11p news broadcast. This experienced producer would look for user-generated, original and online content to be showcased in our late shows, digital, social and livestream platforms. This person will be expected to lead editorial discussions and teach others on the team in discovering unique, engaging community stories through a variety of channels. The ability to multi-task is crucial for success, as is the ability to clearly communicate. This position works closely with the executive producers to guide television and online producers, reporters, photojournalists, editors, assignment editors and anchors to lead content decisions.

KING Newsroom mission: We are continuously looking for fresh ideas and new approaches that will help KING showcase compelling stories for Western Washington. KING 5 is the number one station in the Northwest and produces more than 14 hours of local news and programming daily, providing the best content for our community. Our content is showcased beyond the TV screen so we must to leverage emerging digital and social technologies in the pursuit of growing our audience and interactivity across all screens.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

    1. Produce highly paced, energetic, creative newscasts that engage viewers and encourage them to stay up later!
    2. Have the ability to produce creative show opens that flow straight out of primetime programming.
    3. Write exciting and compelling news stories, create quality graphics and utilize our new set to enhance storytelling.
    4. Understand how to listen to and interact with the social audience to discover content.
    5. Lead the charge on building an AUDIENCE-FIRST newsroom on every screen by active listening, responding, and tracking metrics. Help produce and manage digital stories that engage readers and followers with relevant and interesting content online and on social media.
    6. Works closely with the Executive Producer, digital and social producers to identify content appropriate for individual platforms.
    7. Works closely with reporters, anchors and producers to find creative ways to engage with viewers throughout the day on digital platforms.
    8. Must be an excellent collaborator!

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  1. College degree with a minimum of 3 years producing experience
  2. ENPS, Axis, Vertigo, Power Point, experience desired
  3. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media understanding mandatory

To be considered a candidate for an opening at KING, you must complete the online application found on: https://www.king5.com/about/ and attach your resume and cover letter. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool.

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

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

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs.  We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news for the digital age.