Senior Producer

Date Posted: 2/11/2020

Job Description


At KING 5, we "Stand for Truth" and bring that promise to everything we do. To help us showcase our brand, KING 5 is seeking a Senior Producer to join our morning team. We’re looking for a newsroom leader who wants to work on our station's largest stories and get on the track to become an Executive Producer.​



• Perform duties as assigned, including making sure all stories chosen meet standards of the News Department.
• Contribute and inspire enterprise stories to daily story selection and bring ideas to the table on a daily basis.
• Coordinate special coverage with news leadership team.
• Must be creative and a forward-thinker and have excellent news judgment.
• Work closely with newscast producers, writers, reporters, and anchors on creating unique shows with strong showcasing and layers.
• Write in a concise, compelling, and authentic manner for multiple platforms.
• Must be an excellent leader and champion for newscasts.
• Coach, mentor, and inspire fellow producers.
• Incorporate digital into our program, including social conversation.
• Work collaboratively with managers and perform tasks as required by the News Director, Assistant News Director, and Executive Producers​.
• Act as Executive Producer when needed.

Job Requirements


• BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field.
• 5-10 years of experience in multiple news markets, producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content. 
• Understanding the tenets of professional journalism.
• Live field production experience working with technical crews, talent, and guests.
• Team leadership experience working with all members of the newsroom.
• Ability to communicate information to the entire newsroom clearly and efficiently.
• Excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines without letting the integrity of the newscast suffer.
• Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations, and quickly evolving changing events.
• Willing to work any shift, including overnights, that could change by the week or due to breaking news and/or special coverage.
• Knowledge of ENPS, XPRI, and Axis graphics
• Familiarity with NBC Newschannel, Oasis, Slack
• 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. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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.