Visual Journalist (photojournalist)/Storyteller
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/10/2017

Job Description

ABC10, the TEGNA station in Sacramento, CA is looking for highly skilled artistic photojournalists who can create sharable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile.  We want photojournalists who can tell great stories on their own or with a team.  Our ideal candidates are familiar with the latest photography, editing tools and techniques. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news gathering tools and are able to participate in live performance on air and on live streaming when necessary.  If you are a member of the NPPA we want you! 

In this role, you will:

  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including attaching images and streaming video. Must include Social Media.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Contact sources and develop news stories. Cover breaking, general, sports, feature, investigative, and political news stories.  Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Edit and post video and text content stories for website.

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Demonstrated social media proficiency, especially in the field, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Member and active participant in NPPA preferred
  • SNG experience
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills. 
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable     
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

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 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.