Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/18/2019

Job Description

WXIA, a TEGNA Media company in Atlanta, GA, is looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want journalists 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 on-air broadcasting.

  • 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 supervisor or executive producer including anchoring duties.

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, editing, and content management systems
  • 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, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

 

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., 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 46 television stations 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 and Cofactor. 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

Be a part of the most awarded media team in Atlanta by joining the Networks of 11Alive!  The Networks of 11Alive include WXIA-TV, WATL-TV, Bounce TV, Antenna TV and numerous digital and social media products and are a part of the highly-respected TEGNA Media portfolio.  Salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and production specialists all feel at home here and it’s where Atlanta’s most creative personalities feel inspired!
Every day, all of us at 11Alive are given the rare opportunity to effect change for the good of Metro Atlanta.  We vow to make life better for the people we serve.  We get results.  We can do this because people trust us to do the right thing.  We don’t take that trust for granted.  We know it is earned every day, in every conversation, in every story.  We are changing the face of local news … by serving the greater good of our community.

11Alive is here to:

  •     Hold the powerful accountable.
  •     Inform and enlighten.
  •     Seek truth, seek action, and seek solutions.
  •     Be a voice for the voiceless.
  •     Hold ourselves and other people accountable.
  •     Celebrate those who make our community better.