Investigative Multiskilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

Job Description

First Coast News, a TEGNA Media station, is looking for a great investigative storyteller to excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want an investigator with proven reputations as an ethical, trusted journalist who can create unique, exciting and shareable consumer-oriented content on all platforms.  Our ideal candidate has expert social media skills and demonstrated proficiency in using social media to gather information.  These journalists are skilled in using the latest investigative tools and techniques to generate, shoot, and edit their content.  

In this role, you will:

  • Use PACER and database searching skills to find data and convert it into captivating stories. 

  • Help with production ideas for data content in on-air and online stories.

  • Develop great sources and contacts.

  • Dig into complex and important issues.

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.

  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.

  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.

  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.

  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.

  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

  • Produce investigations that are unique and captivating.

  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.

  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.

  • Generate investigative stories.

  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.

  • Write for the web, 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.

  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

     

Job Requirements

 

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Experience with PACER, Nexis, and searching public records databases 
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
  • 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

 

 

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 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 32 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 delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. 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.

 

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

First Coast News(FCN), WTLV /WJXX, a duopoly combining the powers of the ABC and NBC networks, is committed to being “First For You.”  On a daily basis we demonstrate through consumer advocacy, targeted station projects, a dedicated sales force, and strong marketing our ability to put the needs of viewers first.   First Coast News takes the news of the day a step further to impact the lives of people where they need it most, finding elements of a story that relates to everyone.  FCN is a voice for the voiceless and holds those in power accountable. We want to make our community a better place.

Why live on the First Coast? The First Coast is a very unique area.  From the beauty of Amelia Island, to the historic culture of St. Augustine, to Jacksonville itself, with its thriving beach communities, there’s so much to offer.  There are numerous outdoor activities, the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and beautiful beaches to enjoy year-round.