Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 7/27/2020

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 (in-office and working-from-home) 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.​

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
  • Conduct regular content review of programming
  • Coordinate with news department for resources and staffing

 

 

Job Requirements

  • Should be familiar with ENPS, Edius and newsroom systems
  • 3-5 years newsroom experience preferred
  • Digital/social proficiency
  • Able to work remotely and/or in office setting, as needed

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 a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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!