Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/4/2017

Job Description

MULTI-SKILLED JOURNALIST (msj)

WTSP, the TEGNA owned CBS affiliate in Tampa Bay, Florida is looking for an aggressive, creative, and engaging MSJ/Reporter.  Qualified candidates should be able to think and perform outside the box and have the background to thoughtfully investigate every story.  An ideal candidate will be able to shoot and edit their stories within assigned deadlines. Stories should be compelling, factually correct, creative, and clearly written. Strong social media skills a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting

  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, concise, and accurate manner

  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility

  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest

  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating

  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations

  • Write and post daily on all WTSP digital platforms including social media.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communication, Electronic Media or related field

  • Minimum 5 years news/video journalism reporting experience

  • Demonstrated experience writing, reporting, shooting, and editing video

  • Experience with "spot news"-  proven ability to react quickly to breaking events

  • Strong communication skills (written/oral) for on-air delivery

  • Proven ability to work under pressure while meeting daily assigned deadlines

  • Ability to interact productively & positively within different environments

  • Applicable knowledge of multiplatform news gathering tools and resources including digital media

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

  • Ability and willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., 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 other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. 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

If you are looking for an exciting, cutting-edge atmosphere where you can thrive and develop your professional skills, WTSP 10News is the place to be. We are looking for talented individuals who want to grow and succeed. We will invest in training and encourage professional growth.  People who work at WTSP 10News love being here and you will too.