Freelance Multi-Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

Job Description

News 8 is hiring dynamic Freelance Multi-Skilled Journalists to join our award-winning news team.  We are looking for creative storytellers who can write, shoot, and edit material for both broadcast and digital/social platforms. Position requires a minimum of three years reporting experience in a mid-size market. Come join our team in America's Finest City - San Diego.

The Freelance MSJ/journalist is responsible for gathering news materials, interviewing persons both on and off-camera, preparing and presenting news reports either live on-air or in a pre-recorded format, or on digital platforms. This position must be enterprising and self-motivated and be able to work independently to follow leads to develop stories. Requires a thorough understanding of all journalistic standards and broadcast production techniques used to create visual and compelling content for newscasts. Strong writing and on-air presentation skills are required. Must actively follow current events on a local, national, and international level. Must be able to cultivate sources and contribute unique story ideas on a daily basis.


Job Requirements

​Here's what you need:  

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field is required. 
  • Must have a minimum of five years' experience as a broadcast or digital reporter in a mid-to-large size market.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Must be highly proficient in social media and be able to write clearly in broadcast style. 
  • Prior experience with field ENG cameras and non-linear editing equipment is preferred.  
  • Must be flexible with availability to work different shifts and weekends.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. 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 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 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 owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

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.

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

Become part of the legacy stations of KFMB in America’s Finest City! The KFMB group includes CBS 8, The CW San Diego, 100.7 KFM-BFM, KFMB-AM 760, and all associated digital and social media properties. With our quality entertainment, award-winning news, community presence and #1 local newscasts, our media properties offer a combined weekly reach of close to 1.5 million adults. Each of our stations can tout success, from CBS 8 (the #1 CBS affiliate on the West Coast), to 100.7 KFM-BFM (radio’s #1 morning program). We are known for responsible journalism, marketing excellence, advertising expertise and cutting-edge social media. Each day, our goal is to create compelling content that empowers and enriches our community.