Multi-Skilled Journalist: Everett
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Description

At KING 5 we Stand for Truth. We are looking for an Multi-Skilled Journalist who can shoot, write and edit stories to strengthen our coverage of Snohomish County. This person must be able to jump from politics and transit stories to issues about the local economy and environment. We want someone who has a track record of holding the powerful accountable.

Covering breaking news crime stories is part of the job, but we want a reporter who can look beyond the headlines to pitch enterprise stories on a broad range of relevant news topics.

We want a person who is creative and courageous when it comes to adding innovative features for their stories on digital and TV. 

Responsibilities

  • ​Collaborate with news content management and reporters on a strategy for covering Everett and Snohomish County.
  • Investigate leads and tips, conduct interviews, research stories, write and edit news stories.
  • Create web content, meet publication or broadcast deadlines, and report on newsworthy events.
  • Collaborate with KING’s award-winning photojournalists on storytelling projects for digital and broadcast.
  • Maintain story calendar and pitch impactful, newscast-leading stories.

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Job Requirements

Requirements

  • ​Must be able to write, shoot and edit creative stories on tight deadlines.
  • The candidate must live full-time in Everett or elsewhere in Snohomish County. Knowledge of Snohomish County preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, related field and/or news leadership experience preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience as a reporter/MSJ in a large broadcast market or at least five years’ experience in a mid- or small market.
  • Strong writing skills, both for digital and broadcast platforms.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
  • Active presence on social media.

About TEGNA

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 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

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 king5.com 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.