Visual Journalist and Storyteller (Part-time)
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

Job Description

WBIR, the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, TN, is looking for a highly skilled artistic part-time Visual Journalist & Storyteller who can create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile.  We want journalists who can tell great stories on their own or with a team.  Our ideal candidates are familiar with the latest editing tools and techniques. They create unique and exciting content on all platforms. They are proficient with live news gathering tools.

In this role, you will:

  • Edit video for WBIR newscasts and WBIR.com while multi-tasking and communicating with crews in the field and teams in the newsroom.
  • Use the latest editing tools to tell great stories.
  • Produce original content on-air and on all digital platforms that evoke emotion and tell compelling stories.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms 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.
  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas.
  • Edit and post video and text content stories for website.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

Job Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Proven ability to generate creative, engaging content
  • Demonstrated social media proficiency
  • Demonstrated news judgment, writing skills, photography experience, and non-linear editing skills.
  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable                                                                                                                                                                                             

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 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 32 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.

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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.