Weekend Morning Producer
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

Job Description

WHAS11, the award-winning ABC affiliate in Louisville,KY (land of the slow pour and fast horses), is searching for a creative, innovative leader for Wake Up Weekends. This Weekend Morning Producer can write, create and produce exciting and interesting newscasts and news content for broadcast, online and social content. Producers must be able to multi-task during the news-gathering hours, sharing content before, during and after a newscast or digital post. The ideal candidates are creative problem solvers with strong journalistic judgment, detail skills and an ability to think creatively. Our Producers must be able to skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content.

In this role, you will:

  • Create unique newscasts or segments evoking emotion.
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Write 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.
  • Deliver on-air, online news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Research for facts and credibility.
  • Use consumer analytics in determining content.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • 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.
  • Lead and inspire news teams to work together for a great newscast.
  • Coach and inspire on-air talent to be exciting and engaging.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • Skills in producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content
  • 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 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 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.

Job Snapshot

About Us

WHAS11 is woven into the very fabric of Louisville and Kentuckiana, dating back to our first broadcast in March of 1950. The station was a trailblazer, being the area’s first to use newsreel film and the first to bring the nation a live television broadcast, the iconic Kentucky Derby. Built on journalistic excellence and a commitment to improve the communities we serve, WHAS11-On Your Side is proud to be Kentuckiana’s first choice for news on-air, on-line, and mobile, quality local programming, and community involvement. We stand up for Kentuckiana by holding people in positions of power accountable to get things done and keep their promises. We celebrate what’s great about our communities, the people, our love of family and heritage, our sports teams, and of course our unique Kentucky “spirits” and great food.

In 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children began a yearly tradition of raising money to help the area’s remarkable children. Over the course of its rich history, the nationally-recognized foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for special needs children throughout Kentuckiana.

In 2015, Gannett spun its publishing properties from its broadcast and digital properties, making WHAS11 part of TEGNA Media, one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S.

The WHAS11-On Your Side team has won numerous local and national awards for reporting and community service including countless regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.