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Digital Journalist at TEGNA

Digital Journalist

TEGNA Washington, DC Full Time
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TEGNA has an immediate opening for a Digital Journalist with strong editorial judgement and a passion for truth to join the growing VERIFY team. VERIFY is a news brand dedicated to stopping the spread of misinformation and answering our audience's questions about what's true and false. Since being created by a group of TEGNA journalists in 2016, VERIFY has grown into a popular daily franchise that airs across TEGNA's 61 local newsrooms and digital properties. In 2021, TEGNA is expanding VERIFY to include dedicated digital products, increased TV production and a robust social media presence. The Digital Journalist must be an excellent writer who can identify and debunk misinformation in a clear, digestible way. Experience managing or producing a website is preferred.



  • Identify and pitch daily and long-term story ideas that fit the VERIFY brand and format
  • Research, write and optimize VERIFY stories for use across multiple platforms
  • Write digital stories for the VERIFY website and distribute those stories across TEGNA station websites
  • Live fact-check major news events like debates, speeches, etc.
  • Collaborate with audience team to optimize and distribute VERIFY content across multiple platforms
  • Manage the VERIFY website, including page curation, SEO, recirculation, etc.
  • Copyedit VERIFY stories and video scripts
  • Cultivate sources and ideas around a specific beat (politics, health, money, etc.)
  • Perform other tasks as required by the VERIFY team


  • Impeccable news judgement and journalistic integrity
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent experience in the field
  • Two to three years of experience working as a journalist; experience in a fact-checking role preferred
  • Proficient in AP Style
  • Strong digital writing and SEO skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to take direction well, but also motivated and capable of handling a project from start to finish
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours




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 [ Link removed ] - 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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Washington, DC

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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