Multi-Skilled Journalist: Environment

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Description

​KING/KONG, a TEGNA company, is looking for an experienced Multi-Skilled Journalist (MSJ) to cover the environment beat. 

          Our brand is “Stand for Truth.” We want a reporter to dig deeper into issues that affect the people, economy, wildlife and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of covering environmental stories that advance the public’s understanding of one of the most important and contentious topics of our time. Our audience wants to know how climate change affects wildfires, drought, sea-level rise, flooding and farming. The MSJ will focus on enterprise stories but must also own breaking news on issues ranging from government policy to natural disasters.


  • Collaborating with news management on a strategy for covering the environment
  • The ability to combine writing, photojournalism and graphics to tell complex stories for digital and TV audiences
  • Meeting all publication and broadcast deadlines
  • Finding stories that add context to daily environmental headlines​


Job Requirements


  • College degree in Journalism, Environmental Science or related fields is preferred
  • Ability to shoot, write and edit stories for digital and TV
  • Strong live and in-studio performing skills
  • Skilled with requesting public records and analyzing data to uncover stories and bolster reporting
  • Knowledge of Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest is desired
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, including holidays, evenings, mornings, weekends​


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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.