News Producer

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Description

Are you a local news junkie? Do you have great attention to detail even in high-pressure situations? Do you have a passion for putting together newscasts that people WANT to watch? 


12News, the ABC/NBC affiliate in Beaumont, Texas, is looking for a competitive News Producer to join our team of award-winning journalists.​

First and foremost, the ideal candidate will have strong, creative writing skills. 

The perfect person for this job must also be dedicated to creating shows that engage and inform the viewer.

If there are opportunities to give viewers a voice in our coverage – do it. 

Being an "idea person" is also a major plus. 

A strong candidate will be able to actively contribute to content discussions during our daily news meetings. 

To do that they'll have to have a pulse on what people are talking about in our community. 

12News has a newsroom built around being TRUTH SEEKERS. We are looking for REAL, GROUNDBREAKING journalists.

If you think you can be accurate, quick and creative all at the same time make sure to apply.​​

  • ​Create unique newscasts and segments evoking emotion and utilizing innovative showcasing.
  • Write and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Research for facts and credibility.
  • Use creative production techniques such as including graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, Skype interviews, Tagboard etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Perform other tasks as required by the 12News Leadership Team.​

Job Requirements

  • Some news producing experience preferred.  If you don't have the experience, convince us why you'd be the ideal candidate.
  • College degree in journalism or related field
  • Strong, creative writing skills
  • ENSP, Axis graphics, Vertigo experience preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using social media for news-gathering
  • Must be organized and calm enough to handle breaking news situations and changing events
  • Must not shy away from learning about new software that help make shows more engaging
  • Provides editorial guidance to reporters and oversees writers
  • Must be willing to work any shift​​


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.


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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!