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Multi-Skilled Journalist at WATN/WLMT

Multi-Skilled Journalist

WATN/WLMT Memphis, TN Full-Time
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WATN/WLMT, the TEGNA station located in Memphis, TN, is looking for a creative and innovative multi-skilled journalist.  We are searching for someone who cares about their work, their community, and their co-workers. The next multi-skilled journalist for our team will be able to discover unique and shareable stories for all platforms. We are looking for someone who can ask tough questions and bring to light the stories our community needs and desires to hear. The ideal candidate for this role is someone who loves shooting, writing, and editing.

Responsibilities:

  • Shoot, write, and edit on-air and digital content within deadlines
  • Establish sources, utilize social listening skills, cover breaking news, and pitch unique community-based ideas
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Write in an exciting, captivating, and authentic way
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell compelling stories
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (“user generated
  • content”/UGC, virtual/zoom interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Deliver active, engaging live shots, and standups
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including WATN-branded social media accounts

 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; equivalent experience required
  • 2-5 years of producing original content is preferred, as well as strong social media skills, including an active presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver compelling and promotable stories
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a rapid, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius 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

Memphis, TN

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

02/21/2021

Job ID

9825/7866/41197
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