News Producer

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

Job Description

12News in Beaumont, Texas, is looking for a creative, energetic and dynamic producer who is ready to throw out the old playbook and think of a new, exciting way to present news to our audience. We are building a newsroom (in-station and working-from-home) full of innovators, creative thinkers and people who strive to create compelling, impactful journalism. We don't want a show "stacker".  We're not interested in story count, but stories that count.!

​Beaumont is a competitive news market, and 12News is a market leader when it comes to showcasing big stories and breaking news for Southeast Texas. 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.​


  • ​​​​​Produce, write and coordinate coverage for assigned newscast and digital platforms
  • Create unique newscasts or segments evoking emotion.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.​
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • 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
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.​

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience preferred (producing for college newscasts included)
  • Understanding 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​



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!