Investigative Reporter/MSJ
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 2/5/2018

Job Description

KENS 5, a TEGNA Media company in San Antonio, TX is seeking great investigative storytellers to excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want investigators with proven reputations as ethical, trusted journalists who can create unique, exciting and shareable content on all platforms.  These journalists are skilled in using the latest tools and techniques to produce impactful investigations.

In this role, you will:

  • Dig into complex and important issues.
  • Enterprise investigative stories.
  • Develop great sources and contacts.
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for multiple platforms.
  • Social media skills and presence
  • 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.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer. Here’s what you need:

Job Requirements

Job requirements include:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in computer assisted reporting
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants 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
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines and multiple projects
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

KENS 5 offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, EAP, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holiday, paid time off, and 401(k).  No phone calls please. Due to the volume received, we are unable to provide status updates on individual applications.

 

About TEGNA:  

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

KENS 5 is the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, TX.  KENS 5 has served the greater San Antonio area by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  KENS 5 broadcasts several newscasts throughout the day as well as provides 24-hour news coverage via KENS5.com, through social media, and mobile platforms.  In addition, KENS 5 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community via community sponsorships.