TV Photojournalist (Visual Storyteller)
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Description

ABC10, the TEGNA station in Sacramento, CA is looking for highly skilled artistic Photojournalists who can create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile.  We want a photojournalist who can tell great stories on their own or with a team.  Our ideal candidates are familiar with the latest photography, editing tools, and techniques. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news-gathering tools and are able to participate in live performance on-air and on live streaming when necessary.  ​ 

 ​Responsibilities

  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, features and documentary-style stories in a daily deadline environment.
  • Operate an ENG truck or IP video-based live unit (TVU) when assigned.
  • Mirror-less and Sony FS series camera experience preferred
  • Be assigned to either work in a team or solo for daily news assignments.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.​

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience preferred in a news room environment.
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable Proven ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Demonstrated social media proficiency, especially in the field, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Member and active participant in NPPA preferred
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills. 
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere CC or any Non-Linear base editing system preferred.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events​

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. 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 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 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 owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

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.

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

ABC10 (KXTV) is the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, California.  Since 1955, ABC10 has served northern California by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  Today, ABC10 continues to grow and innovate by connecting with new audiences over the air on television and through digital platforms including social media.  We program more than 30 hours of local news each week and offer an expanding portfolio of websites, hyper-local sites and mobile apps.