Community Relations Intern
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

Job Description

Help KING 5 manage its outreach in the community by communicating with non-profit partners, coordinating emcee engagements with KING 5 talent and keeping the KING 5 community website and social media up to date. You’ll be intimately involved with the planning and execution of events and campaigns, both internally at KING 5 and around western Washington. (Specific events vary by season but include Home Team Harvest, Konnected, Beat The Bridge, Washington State Fair, Obliteride, etc). This is an opportunity to see how marketing, sales, programming and the news departments all work together in order to make KING 5 the number one choice for viewers and community organizations in Western Washington.​

​​​​​Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting in the management and onsite production of events and campaigns, maintaining consistent communication with event partners, building and managing databases, ​​writing press releases, developing and producing social media campaigns around events and initiatives, assisting in the production and distribution of marketing materials, and representing the company at offsite events. 

 

Job Requirements

Requirements / Skills 

  • ​​Interns should be in their Junior or Senior year of college, majoring in Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, possess proficient organization and computer skills, and have the ability to juggle several projects
  • Availability for occasional weekend hours a plus 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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.