Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job Description

The Multi-Skilled Journalist will embrace KFSM’s standard of news reporting, storytelling, and investigative excellence while boldly advancing the brand across multiple platforms.

Multi-Skilled Journalists create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography, and editing.  MSJs are great storytellers who excel in the digital age of journalism.   ​

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • ​Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for television, mobile and social platforms
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • 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
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest
  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating
  • Operate news-gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Enterprise news stories
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Perform other tasks as required by News Director

Job Requirements

 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Experience with photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Strong understanding of the tenets 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
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Adobe Premier a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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

Channel 5 (KFSM-TV) is a CBS affiliated station that has been the top-rated station in Northwest Arkansas (Fort Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR DMA) for 15-years both HH and A25-54. 5NEWS produces more local programming (31 hours per week) than any other local station with the 5, 6, and 10 routinely doubling the ratings of nearest competitor. That dominance extends into the digital sphere as well. 5NEWSonline.com, the 5NEWS app, and the social media followings on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram have the highest user base in the market. And, 5NEWS in July moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility in the heart of the third fastest growing MSA in the country.