Multi-Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

Job Description

WGRZ. The TEGNA NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY is looking for someone who will excel as a Multi Skilled Journalist. This storyteller can shoot and edit their own stories. We want a candidate who is excited to help lead our newsroom into the digital age of journalism. In this job you will create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing.


  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for all broadcast and digital platforms while using the latest editing and photography tools. Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources. Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories and develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest. Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field 
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • 2 years of experience
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Experience with breaking news and weather reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills and presence
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop a plus
  • Ability to work days, nights and weekends as needed


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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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About Us

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.