Multi-Skilled Daybreak Producer

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Job Description

WGRZ, the TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York is seeking a Multi-Skilled Producer to work on our top rated Daybreak newscast. This person is someone who can write, create and produce exciting and interesting content for a unique show. Producers must be able to multi-task during the news gathering hours, sharing content on social media before, during and after a newscast.

In this role, you will:

  • Create unique newscasts and segments
  • Write and edit a wide range of stories for on-air and digital platforms
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Enterprise news stories for broadcast, digital, and social media
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures/videos, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer

Job Requirements

We are seeking a candidate with the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Must have 1-2 years or more producing experience
  • Must be able to effectively act decisively under pressure
  • Must have social media knowledge and a digital footprint
  • Must have technical expertise to booth live newscasts and troubleshoot problems



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

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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What's in it for you? WGRZ offers a competitive benefits program to qualified employees. This program includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner, and your dependents as well as life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life, child life, accident insurance, and TEGNA spending accounts. In addition, the Company also provides generous vacation time, sick pay, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), the TEGNA 401(k) Savings Plan and more.