News Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 4/28/2019

Job Description

WWL-TV, TEGNA’s station in New Orleans, Louisiana is looking for news leaders to oversee content gathering and content distribution in our newsrooms.  The News Producer will work independently and will collaborate with other journalists to create unique, shareable content that evokes emotion on all platforms.  Our ideal candidate can identify engaging content, teach others how to do so, and develop a roadmap on how to meet the goals of our company. 

In this role, you will:

  • Help our teams create unique newscasts or digital segments evoking emotion.
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Manage news crews to gather content for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Write and teach our writers to do so in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Research facts and credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics in determining content.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Coach journalists how to write for website 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.
  • 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, including supervision and leadership of other journalists
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
  • 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) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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

WWL-TV Channel 4, New Orleans’ CBS Affiliate, is dedicated to serving the community through in-depth local news coverage on multiple platforms and providing market leading solutions and production services to our clients. For 35 years, WWL-TV has been the viewer’s choice for local news, weather and sports. Earning the title, “Louisiana’s News Leader”, WWL-TV continues to show growth in all newscasts, and produces over 35 hours of local programming each week. Channel 4’s unwavering commitment to local journalism has earned it seven prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards, three National Edward R. Murrow Awards and a host of other national, regional and local honors.

Serving Southeast Louisiana doesn’t stop with local news coverage. WWL-TV is a dedicated community partner providing support to food drives, local festivals, Go Red for Women, Be The Match and much more.