Host/Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Job Description

ABC10, the TEGNA station, in Sacramento, CA has an immediate opening for a Host/Multi-Skilled Journalist. We're looking for great storytellers who can connect with an increasingly diverse audience on several platforms at once with genuine personality and immersive journalism. ABC10 is setting the bar on how local content is covered and delivered; we are not a TV station, we are a media company creating engaging content that takes our audience on a journey. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and video editing. Hosting includes reading written copy, ad-libbing a variety of live segments and conducting live interviews on various platforms. 

If you are a high energy collaborator bursting with ideas and the drive to turn those ideas into reality please apply to join the ABC10 team. 

Expectations:


• Have a strong on-air presence and delivery skills
• Candidate must have strong content judgement, strong writing and production skills
• Excellent presentation and reporting skills
• Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
• Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
• Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
• Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
• Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
• Write for the web and various social media platforms, including attaching images and streaming video
• Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
• Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
• Knowledge of journalistic standards as related to on-air, digital and social presentation
• Must be a team player, comfortable with the pressures of a daily live show and creating daily content for various platforms
• Ability to participate in station appearances required

Job Requirements

Requirements:


• BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
• 2-5 years of experience preferred
• Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
• Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
• Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
• Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
• 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. 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.

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About Us

ABC10 (KXTV) is the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California.  Since 1955, ABC10 has served northern California by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  Today, ABC10 continues to grow and innovate by connecting with new audiences over the air on television and through digital platforms including social media.  We program more than 30 hours of local news each week and offer an expanding portfolio of websites, hyper-local sites and mobile apps.