Weekend Content Coordinator

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Job Description

Do you consider yourself a news hound? Are you always asking questions, seeking information, looking for the truth? If so, KARE 11, the TEGNA station in Minneapolis/St. Paul wants to hear from you. KARE 11 is looking for a Weekend Content Coordinator to join its award-winning team. This position is critical and core to the success of the Information Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for gathering and distributing accurate, superior content, creating and maintaining excellent sources and relationships for content, managing crew assignments as related to content, managing traditional and emerging technologies to receive and share content, managing primary Return Path portals (including but not limited to phone calls, email, fax, online upload, social media, ftp, etc.) across all platforms.


• Enterprise news and information
• Monitor and filter content from traditional and emerging sources (including but not limited to online, social media, Return Path, news releases, scanners, wires and other local and national news and information sources, etc.)
• Plan and assign news and information throughout the day, as well as larger scale special event projects and coverage
• Generate and maintain excellent sources and relationships for content gathering
• Contribute to multiple distribution platforms throughout the day including gathering, writing and producing content, creating graphics, shooting stills and/or video, editing, feeding content via various portals
• Post & maintain content on KARE11.com and KARE 11 social channels
• Service and support various news and information gathering organizations, i.e. ContentOne, Gannett affiliates, NBC, CNN, etc.

Job Requirements


• Minimum 2 years newsroom experience; college degree in Journalism preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Must be willing to work nights and weekends
• Extensive knowledge of social media, online, mobile, etc. content gathering tools and technologies
• Strong communication, conflict management and customer service skills
• Understand the tenants of professional Journalism
• Sound news and information judgment
• Ability to write in both broadcast and AP style
• Deliver accurate content
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced and deadline driven environment
• Ability to multitask and quickly adapt to new technology
• Clear understanding of basic satellite, microwave, fiber and ftp feed/sharing technology and use
• Database research experience preferred



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

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.