Social Discovery Editor

Date Posted: 6/10/2017

Job Description

Do you thrive on digging for stories, breaking news and connecting with the community? ABC10, the TEGNA-owned ABC Affiliate in Sacramento, California is looking for a dynamic, motivated Social Discovery Editor to join our team of journalists at one of the best stations in the country.  This position is a vital content coordinator and producer for all platforms.  The ideal candidate has great people skills, knowledge of northern California and expert knowledge of digital and social media.

 What we need:

  •  Gather and distribute accurate, superior content.
  • Manage crews to execute daily news coverage with superior efficiency and customer service.
  • Monitor traditional and emerging technologies to receive, filter, and share content.
  • Enterprise content using online and social media resources as news researching tools.
  • Produce and publish to multiple platforms daily including writing and editing for the web site and posting on social media.
  • Familiarity with video production and editing.
  • Service and support various news and information gathering organizations including TEGNA affiliates, ABC, etc.

Job Requirements

What you need:

  • College degree in journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum 1 year in a local newsroom preferred.
  • Strong communication, conflict management, and customer service skills.
  • Strong organizational skills in a fast paced and deadline driven environment. 
  • Sound news judgment with the ability to work under tight deadlines and in stressful situations.
  • Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies. 
  • Clear understanding of basic satellite, microwave, fiber, and ftp feed/sharing technology and use.
  • Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop working relationships with local newsmakers and their staff.
  • A demonstrated social media presence on more than one of the following: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube, Vimeo, Slack, Yammer.

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, 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

TEGNA, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

ABC10 (KXTV) is the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California.  Since 1955, ABC10 has served northern California by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  Today, ABC10 continues to grow and innovate by connecting with new audiences over the air on television and through digital platforms including social media.  We program more than 30 hours of local news each week and offer an expanding portfolio of websites, hyper-local sites and mobile apps.