Senior News Researcher
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

Job Description

WUSA9 in America's 6th largest market is looking for a Senior News Researcher.  This person must be highly motivated to take the lead on complete revamps of current on-air and digital products as well as the creation of new, exciting and impactful content.  This person must be an inspirational, creative, experienced and  motivational leader with an unwavering commitment to change. If you are a visionary who can successfully identify great, unique content and develop a roadmap to meet the goals of WUSA9 on broadcast, digital and social platforms, this position is for you.  This person will be critical in executing our mission to Inform, Inspire and Impact our community.

The Senior News Researcher will:       

  • Research and produce Impact stories for broadcast, digital and social
  • Coordinate Impact events such as phone banks, collections and other community efforts
  • Research and produce special Verify content for broadcast and digital
  • Assist in the creation of new segments, graphics and features for the 7pm show
  • Research, produce and help coordinate future pilot projects
  • Help create a multi-platform experience for content
  • Work collaboratively with manager and perform tasks as required by Station Manager

Job Requirements

  • An idealist attitude toward content and the community
  • 5+  years’ experience working in a digital or newsroom environment
  • A track record of brainstorming, executing and managing innovative projects
  • Strong leadership skills
  • The ability to oversee multiple projects at the same time
  • Willingness to work a flexible shift with occasional weekend commitments
  • Strong performance on current and emerging social media platforms
  • Familiarity with newsroom operating systems, editing systems
  • The ability to produce live shows and specials for TV broadcast and digital  

 

About TEGNA

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 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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About Us

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.