Discovery Desk Editor
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/25/2019

Job Description

KENS 5 is seeking a Discovery Desk Editor who can write, create and produce exciting and interesting news content for broadcast, online and social content. Editors must be able to multi-task during the news-gathering hours, sharing content before, during and after a newscast or digital post. The ideal candidates are creative problem solvers with Strong journalistic judgment, detail oriented and have an ability to think creatively. Our Editors must be able to skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.

In this role you will:

  • Help our teams identify and create unique content that evokes emotion.
  • Create coverage plans for daily and future events/stories.
  • Develop and research content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Research and teach how to research for facts and credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics in determining content.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms, including social media content
  • Have the ability to shoot video and interviews for breaking news if needed
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms
  • Perform other tasks as required by Supervisor.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Skills in identifying engaging, creative and unique content for all platforms
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, video cameras and editing is a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines

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. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.  

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 million social followers.  TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards. 

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.  In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.  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.

 

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About Us

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.