News/Sports Multi-Skilled Journalist

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

Job Description

​KCEN, covering the Waco, Temple and Killeen market, is looking for a great storyteller with a passion for news and sports. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing.

The ideal candidate will build relationships within the community in order to enterprise news stories and cover sports in a way that goes beyond the highlights and scores.


  • ​​​​​Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit stories for broadcast while also providing content for all of the KCEN digital platforms.
  • Deliver on-air news and sporting events in an engaging, exciting and accurate manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Travel to sporting events around Texas and the country to turn daily content for broadcast and digital platforms, in many cases on very tight deadlines.
  • Primary back-up to produce and anchor sports.
  • Present exciting and interactive live reports with current technology.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements: 

  • ​​BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred.
  • Experience shooting game video of multiple different sporting events.
  • Experience producing and anchoring a sportscast.
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting.
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time sensitive 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. 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 

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

“Start Here. Expect More!”  KCEN/KAGS-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the citizens of Temple, Waco, Killeen and Bryan-College Station.  With more than 60 years in operation, we still feel the obligation to our viewers to serve our communities faithfully and honestly.