Investigative/Deep Dive Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 10/25/2019

Job Description

 

ABC10, the TEGNA station, in Sacramento, CA is looking for an Investigative Multi-Skilled Journalist to join the special projects team. We're looking for a strong storyteller who can produce short-term and long-term investigative and enterprise visual stories. The ideal candidate has a proven reputation as an ethical, trusted journalist who is both creative and analytical. The multi-skilled journalist loves to dig into research, knows how to tell compelling stories, understand digital and social platforms, and can shoot/edit.  This journalist knows how to use all the tools in the toolbox to craft the most compelling, interesting, and engaging content. 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.

Expectations:

  • Pitch and develop both investigative enterprise stories.  
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Dig into complex and important issues related to daily news topics
  • Develop reliable sources and contacts in general and specialized areas of interest.
  • Use open records laws and computer assisted reporting skills to find information and data that lend depth and context to your stories.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for multiple platforms, including broadcast, web and various social media platforms. 
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Produce investigations that are unique and captivating.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Help with production ideas for data content in on-air and online stories.​

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience preferred
  • Experience with Open Records laws, LexisNexis and PACER
  • Excellent presentation and reporting skills
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaker a plus
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of compelling and visuals stories. 
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots​

 

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.