News Intern
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

Job Description

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Do you consume news 24/7? Want to learn what it takes to produce daily content? Interested in shaping the future of the media industry? Apply for our Summer 2019 Intern Program!

TEGNA is a large, public media company with a portfolio that includes 46+ TV stations. We’re committed to developing the next generation of media industry leaders. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to explore career paths across TEGNA. Participants will gain valuable real-world experience alongside some of the most senior and celebrated journalists in the country and have the chance to build a network that will be invaluable throughout their careers. Come join us in the adventure! At WHAS11 in Louisville, you will contribute to our standard of news reporting, storytelling and investigative excellence while boldly advancing our OYS brand across multiple platforms.

  • Produce engaging content for all platforms
  • Use social media and other tools to understand audience’s needs
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn as much as possible about a career in media
  • Assist as needed in the newsroom

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Passion for storytelling
  • Strong writing and social media skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Students must receive credit from an accredited college and be at least junior or senior level. (Special arrangements can be made for a student in a lower level if meeting other criteria and department approval).
  • Students should be pursuing communications, journalism/speech, business degree or other related coursework
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples​

**NOTE: TEGNA does not guarantee full-time, permanent employment upon completion of the internship program.**

About TEGNA:

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 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 G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. 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

WHAS11 is woven into the very fabric of Louisville and Kentuckiana, dating back to our first broadcast in March of 1950. The station was a trailblazer, being the area’s first to use newsreel film and the first to bring the nation a live television broadcast, the iconic Kentucky Derby. Built on journalistic excellence and a commitment to improve the communities we serve, WHAS11-On Your Side is proud to be Kentuckiana’s first choice for news on-air, on-line, and mobile, quality local programming, and community involvement. We stand up for Kentuckiana by holding people in positions of power accountable to get things done and keep their promises. We celebrate what’s great about our communities, the people, our love of family and heritage, our sports teams, and of course our unique Kentucky “spirits” and great food.

In 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children began a yearly tradition of raising money to help the area’s remarkable children. Over the course of its rich history, the nationally-recognized foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for special needs children throughout Kentuckiana.

In 2015, Gannett spun its publishing properties from its broadcast and digital properties, making WHAS11 part of TEGNA Media, one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S.

The WHAS11-On Your Side team has won numerous local and national awards for reporting and community service including countless regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.