Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

Job Description

KING 5 News, a TEGNA company, is looking for a Multi-Skilled Journalist! Someone who is a great storyteller, who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. 

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for broadcast.
  • 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.
  • Present news content 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 supervisor or executive producer.

 

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need: 

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, video editing, and digital content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants 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, Sony XPRI and Adobe Premier
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

About us:

KING 5 Media Group is the largest media company in the Pacific Northwest and consists of multiple broadcast and digital properties. KING 5 is one of the strongest, most trusted local news brands in the country, delivering the largest audiences across all screens among its peers in Seattle. 

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 47 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital, Clipper and Sightline Media Group. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

We are a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5, The Home Team - the number one station in the Northwest and the number one NBC affiliate in the country.  KING 5 first broadcast more than 60 years ago and includes the independent station KONG TV.  We are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing over 14 hours of local news and programming every day.  Local programming includes Emmy wining shows “Evening” and “New Day Northwest.”  

KING 5’s progressive and innovative heritage began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks.  Her values inspire us today – we believe in quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our viewers.

When you join KING 5 and its properties, you join a team passionate about these strong values:  Community, Integrity, Innovation, and Commitment. 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 for the digital age.