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Border Reporter/MMJ at KENS 5

Border Reporter/MMJ

KENS 5 San Antonio, TX Full-Time
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KENS 5, a TEGNA-owned station in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking a talented, experienced Multi-skilled Journalist with a passion to win and be the best! We want a smart, aggressive, creative storyteller who creates unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. We also want a journalist who thrives live and is conversational and engaging. This reporter/MSJ will focus on stories related to the US/Mexico border.

Responsibilities: In this role, you will:

•  Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.

•  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 news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.

•  Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

•  Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.

•  Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.

•  Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.

•  Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.

•  Enterprise news stories.

•  Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.

•  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.

•  Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.

•  Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.

BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

•  Minimum of 5 years of experience

•  Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred

•  Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems

•  Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism

•  A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting

•  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, Premier, Final Cut Pro 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

Work Environment: Outdoors

Physical Demands: Heavy work

Travel: Frequent: More than 25

Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions

Physical Demands Set: Heavy work: Involves standing, stooping, bending, using force, lifting/pushing up to 50 lbs.


KENS 5 offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, EAP, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holiday, paid time off, and 401(k).  No phone calls please. Due to the volume received, we are unable to provide status updates on individual applications.




TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit URL blocked - click to apply.


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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