News Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/2/2019

Job Description

KGW in Portland, Oregon is looking for a multi-skilled News Producer who is ready to throw out the old playbook of local television news and think of new, exciting ways to serve our audience on-air and online. KGW has long been a leader in the Portland news market but that doesn’t mean we’re going to sit back and quietly watch the news landscape change around us. We are building a newsroom full of innovators, creative thinkers and people who strive to create compelling, impactful journalism.

We want someone who thinks creatively both about building your daily newscast, and about making your content shine on our digital and social platforms. We need a producer who embraces social media and uses social platforms to give our viewers a voice in his or her show. We want someone who is excited about the future of journalism.

Our newsroom is in downtown Portland, a beautiful city with a thriving cultural scene. You’ll have no shortage of restaurants to eat at, art galleries and bookstores to explore, and fun neighborhoods to check out. Not to mention the outdoor opportunities – you can visit the beach and Mt. Hood on the same day.

KGW’s newsroom lives by our mission: to champion truth, advocate for change and work to make our community a better place. We expect our employees to be innovative, trustworthy and work with integrity.

Responsibilities for our producer position include:

  • Produce, write, and coordinate coverage for assigned newscast and digital platforms
  • Give our audience a voice in our coverage by facilitating conversations on social media
  • Contribute to our broader news-gathering efforts by pitching story ideas and producing original content
  • Be a vocal member of our team and think about innovative ways to tell stories

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree. Degree in journalism or related field preferred but not required.
  • Two years’ experience line producing preferred. If you don’t have that experience, then convince us why you’re still the right person for the job.
  • Strong leadership, writing and organizational skills
  • An understanding of audience flow and meter strategy is needed
  • Basic video editing skills and graphic production skills are required. The more skills you bring in this area the better.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using social media for news-gathering and interacting with our audience.
  • Knowledge of Portland and Oregon is helpful in this position, but not required

 To be considered a candidate for an opening at KGW you must complete the online application on the job page found on: www.kgw.com/about and attach your resume and cover letter. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that do not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool. 

 

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

Come join KGW, the NBC affiliate in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Be part of a team that’s dedicated to serving and making a difference in our community. KGW hires dynamic and talented journalists, digital media experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.

KGW produces 7 hours of local news and programming every weekday. The station also maintains an award-winning website dedicated to providing unique and in-depth reporting on issues that most affect our community. All of this content is easily accessed through our multiple digital apps. Wherever people need news and information, KGW is there.

When you join our company, you join an organization based on strong values: community, integrity, innovation, and teamwork. KGW offers a competitive benefits program that includes medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner and your dependents as well as life insurance, a 401(k) Savings Plan, and more.
 
With nearly 60 years in the Portland market, come join the most respected TV station in Oregon!