Date Posted: 10/13/2019

Job Description

​At KING 5, our mission is to create experiences, embrace everyone and enlighten our audience. We envision a more engaged and empowered Northwest community. It's that simple. To help us do that, KING 5 is seeking a Producer  to join our team. We’re looking for a journalist/storyteller who is relentless in producing engaging and meaningful content for our 11 hours of live news programming. 

KING 5 Producers must be able to identify and showcase stories in a way that differentiates us from our competitors. Our Producers also need to have a strong journalistic base, excel with conversational writing and be able to multitask under deadline.


  • Create unique shows and segments evoking emotion and innovative showcasing
  • Write and edit stories for broadcast 
  • Develop content through social listening and independent sources
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research and discover content
  • Research facts and sources’ credibility
  • Use consumer analytics in determining content
  • Enterprise story ideas
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media to enhance stories
  • Lead and inspire news teams to work together for memorable shows
  • Coach and inspire on-air talent to be exciting and engaging
  • Collaborate with other producers, reporters, photojournalists and editors
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer​

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Journalism or Communications-related field
  • 3-5 years of ​experience producing engaging, content-driven newscasts 
  • Strong social media skills
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • A flexible schedule and willingness to work any shift


•Knowledge of ENPS, Xpri, and Axis graphics

•Familiarity with NBC Newschannel,  Oasis, Slack, megaphone

•Understanding of ChartBeat, CrowdTangle, Google Trends and our social platforms

•Interest in Search Engine Optimization best practices, website and app management

•Knowledge about Washington and the Pacific Northwest ​​


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.


Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.