Consumer Reporter/MSJ

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

Job Description

KENS 5, a TEGNA-owned station in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking an experienced consumer storyteller looking to excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want an advocate with a proven reputation as an ethical, trusted journalist who can create unique, exciting and shareable content on all platforms.  The journalist is skilled in using the latest tools and techniques to produce impactful content with our consumer/investigative team.

•         Dig into complex and important issues.

•         Enterprise consumer/investigative stories.

•         Develop great sources and contacts.

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

•         Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for multiple platforms.

•         Social media skills and presence

•         Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.

•         Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.

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

•         Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

•         Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.

•         Present exciting live reports with current technology.

•         Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or assistant news director. ​

Job Requirements


•         BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

•         2-5 years of experience

•         Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred

•         Experience in computer assisted reporting

•         Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems

•         Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism

•         A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting

•         Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots

•         Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook

•         Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines and multiple projects

•         Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events​



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

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.

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About Us

KENS 5 is the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, TX.  KENS 5 has served the greater San Antonio area by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  KENS 5 broadcasts several newscasts throughout the day as well as provides 24-hour news coverage via, through social media, and mobile platforms.  In addition, KENS 5 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community via community sponsorships.