Freelance News Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

Job Description

​​WVEC-TV, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, is seeking an experienced, energetic News Producer to join our innovative newsroom. If you like to produce fast-paced, creative newscasts and enjoy working in a team environment, we want to hear from you. You must love where our business is headed and be aggressive at participating on all platforms.​​

  • Encourage innovation and risk-taking in crafting great newscasts through evoking emotion and showcasing
  • Write and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platform
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources
  • Be a top-notch communicator
  • Work collaboratively with other producers and staff members
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Write and post on all digital platforms including social media
  • 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
  • Be able to handle assignment desk duties including phone newsgathering, crew coordination and other duties as assigned
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer​

Job Requirements

  • ​BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • 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) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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

13News Now (WVEC) is made up of storytellers, innovators, content creators, and idea generators. We stand for passion: passion for our people, passion in our product, and, above all, passion in our community. We value honesty, accuracy, and solutions. We serve as the local ABC affiliate for Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. We strive for interaction with our audience and constantly are working on our presentation so that you have the best experience when consuming our products. Whether on air, online, or on the go, we are everywhere you go. Digitally we lead the market by more than a million actions over our nearest competitor. We invite you to join the conversation with us and help us tell the Stories of Now.