Morning Reporter

Date Posted: 2/11/2018

Job Description

This is not a traditional morning crime reporter.  We are looking for an energetic, non-traditional, creative storyteller who has a versatile and engaging on-camera delivery.  You’ll produce a variety of unique stories and digital content focused on the things that make the DC metro area unique.

WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in the Washington, DC Market. We are looking for an experienced, creative,  performance driven morning reporter.  If you like to tell great stories, thrive in a fast-paced, team environment, and produce energetic live shots and unique content, we want to hear from you. You must love where our business is headed and be aggressive and embrace participating on all platforms.


What we need:

  • Report and cover events of news interest, special events, features, on multiple platforms. 
  • Motivated and aggressive about enterprising stories and known for going the extra mile in service of telling stories that are meaningful to the people we serve. 
  • Contribute to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the web sites, posting on social media, creating for mobile, and most of all creating a dialog with our audience and your friends and followers. 
  • Self-starter proficient with live reporting, including breaking news. 
  • Experience and skills as a multi-media journalist capable of performing as a one-person operation for distribution on multiple platforms is highly desired. 

Job Requirements

What you need:

  • College degree with minimum two years' experience as a general assignment reporter in a medium to large market. 
  • Excellent writing, packaging, and live skills. 
  • Must be able to report in a broad range of styles with good on-air presentation skills. 
  • Strong on-camera delivery with the ability to ad-lib.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure.  
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.   
  • Good understanding of operating video equipment desired.  


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

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

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.