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Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter at KING 5

Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full-Time
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At KING 5 we Stand for Truth. We are looking for an Multi-Skilled Journalist who can shoot, write and edit stories. This person must be able to jump from politics and transit stories to issues about the local economy and environment. Show us how you can hold the powerful accountable! The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of smart and engaging liveshots. We want a person who is creative and courageous when it comes to adding innovative features for their stories on digital and TV. ​

Covering breaking news is part of the job, but we want a reporter who can look beyond the headlines to pitch enterprise stories on a broad range of relevant news topics that serve our audience.

​Job Responsibilities

  • ​Investigate leads and tips, conduct interviews, research stories, write and edit news stories.​
  • Create web content, meet publication or broadcast deadlines, and report on newsworthy events.​
  • Collaborate with KING’s award-winning photojournalists on storytelling projects for digital and broadcast.
  • Maintain story calendar and pitch impactful, newscast-leading stories.

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  • ​Must be able to write, shoot and edit creative stories on tight deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
  • At least three years’ experience as a reporter/MSJ in a large broadcast market or at least five years’ experience in a mid- or small market.
  • Strong writing skills, both for digital and broadcast platforms.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
  • Active presence on social media.​
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.​

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns 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.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

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

Seattle, WA

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

12/29/2020

Job ID

9623/7687/37855
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