Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/2/2020

Job Description

12NewsNow is seeking a MULTI-SKILLED JOURNALIST who will embrace our high standards of news reporting, storytelling and innovation across multiple platforms. We seek someone who will write captivating content, shoot compelling video and has the editing skills to tell great stories. If you have the talent to develop original ideas, produce stories that are enterprising and unique, we want to hear from you! This position will transmit and present exciting live reports, on-line and on air, with current technology. Must calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.

 

  • ​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 newsgathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Enterprise news stories
  • 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

 

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field 
  • Strong understanding of the tenets of professional journalism    
  • Experience with photojournalism, editing and content management systems
  • A portfolio with examples of strong news reporting ... examples of breaking news a plus
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Facebook & YouTube
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics 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
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking desirable

 

About TEGNA

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 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

KBMT/KJAC-TV (12News) is the TEGNA ABC/NBC affiliate in the Golden Triangle area of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.  12News has experienced several “firsts” including having the first stations in the market to transmit a digital signal, first in the market to broadcast in HD and the first to offer Spanish language television in the Golden Triangle.  We are also proud of our weekday morning show expanding our offering of local news to better serve our communities.  For five years in a row, 12News has been honored to receive the “Best Newscast” award from the prestigious Press Club of Southeast Texas. If you have your sights on working for and with the best, and with it a chance to join the premiere media group in the country in TEGNA, then consider 12News!