Sports Multi-Skilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/9/2019

Job Description

Are you a total sports fan? Do you want to cover sports in a market with SIX major league teams? KARE 11, the NBC-affiliate in Minneapolis is currently seeking a Sports-focused Multi-Skilled Journalist who knows the art of storytelling and can help us grow our sports coverage on digital and on-air platforms. The ideal candidate will be able to shoot, write, edit, and produce with the mindset that we are a 'digital-first' newsroom. 

In this role, you will: 

  • Enterprise and bring unique sport-related stories to the table
  • Write, shoot, and edit your pieces 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
  • Use your skills to produce different sportscasts that aren't afraid to break the mold
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Develop sources that allow you to break stories
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Fill-in anchor duties as needed
  • Perform other tasks as required by a manager

 

Job Requirements

Here's what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong sports storytelling
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events​ 

 

About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 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 35 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 delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. 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.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

KARE is more than a TV station; KARE is a news and information center reaching more than 85% of the Twin Cities each week through broadcast, social media, online, mobile apps and events.

All of us are here for something greater than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of our communities. Day in and day out, you will find people dedicated to improving our communities with passion in advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism. And this excellence transcends our on-air coverage.