Reporter/MSJ
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

Job Description

KTVB, the TEGNA station in Boise, ID, is looking for a creative, engaging, enterprising Reporter/MSJ to join our news team. The successful candidate will be an excellent on-camera communicator with top notch interviewing, live and taped reporting skills. 
 
We're looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. Must be a team player enthusiastic to do whatever it takes to get the best story and impactful information for our community. The ideal candidate will also have strong editorial judgement.
 
The candidate would be able to generate unique, compelling and innovative story ideas and content, developing contacts and relationships is also required. Must be able to work a flexible schedule and be willing to take part in community events on behalf of the station. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Report on general assignment news of the day
  • Help with production ideas for data content in on-air and online stories
  • Develop great sources and contacts
  • Dig into complex and important issues
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Deliver on-air news in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer​​

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-3 years news reporting experience preferred
  • Journalist and/or Mass Communication degree preferred
  • Understand the tenants of professional Journalism
  • Excellent use of social media for news gathering/disseminating and community engagement
  • Cultivate sources
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, metrics-informed story pitches
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • A portfolio with examples of strong storytelling, live reporting, and creative writing

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. 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 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 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 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.  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.

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TEGNA, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.