Multiskilled Journalist

Date Posted: 7/15/2020

Job Description

WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, MI is looking for a skilled journalist that will independently work on story sources and ideas. 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.​

Job Requirements

Responsibilities: ​

•         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 assignments and special areas of interest.


•         Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.​

•         Operate news gathering vehicles 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.

•         Perform other tasks as required by supervisor.


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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WZZM 13 ON YOUR SIDE, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate serving West Michigan and Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WZZM 13 ON YOUR SIDE is the place to be.