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Multi-skilled Journalist at WFAA

Multi-skilled Journalist

WFAA Dallas, TX Full-Time
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WFAA, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in Dallas, Texas is seeking an experienced Multi-skilled Journalist to join our morning newscast. In this role, you will be asked to contribute to one of the most innovative, socially-driven mornings shows in the country. This is NOT your typical morning show reporter position. We need a journalist who can provide context to a wide range of stories that impact the lives of North Texans and their families. This role is spent part-time in the field and part-time in studio, reporting on social media using touchscreen technology. ​

 

Typical Day could include:

  • Pitching stories for live shots and long-form storytelling
  • Reporting in the field with a photographer for the morning show and/or Midday show
  • Reporting in-studio utilizing the touchscreen
  • Working as an MSJ to shoot/write/edit feature stories
  • Engage and excite our fans and followers on all major social media platforms via our hashtag #IAMUP
  • Brainstorming big ideas with the morning show team
  • Working with news and marketing teams to create a franchise based on your personal passions and the needs of the North Texas community
  • Filling in as traffic anchor/trending storyteller, one of our main anchor ensemble positions
  • Community and promotional appearances with the morning show team​
  • ​Strong communicator with the ability to react quickly to breaking news in a changing environment 
  • Storyteller who is experienced and passionate about shooting and editing their own stories
  • Must demonstrate strong live presence with engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Previous touchscreen experience is a plus, but not required
  • News hound who stays up to date on the latest national, state, and local stories
  • Creative storyteller who's not afraid to get outside the box and show personality in their presentation
  • Knows how to wield the power of social media and incorporate it into their storytelling
  • Strong social media skills, including an active presence on Twitter and Facebook and a keen eye toward what's trending locally and nationally
  • Texas/regional knowledge is a plus

 

About TEGNA

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 63 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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Job Snapshot

Employee Type

Full-Time

Location

Dallas, TX

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

03/3/2021

Job ID

9684/7740/43994
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