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Multiskilled Journalist job in Fort Smith at KFSM-TV (Channel 5)

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Multiskilled Journalist at KFSM-TV (Channel 5)

Multiskilled Journalist

KFSM-TV (Channel 5) Fort Smith, AR Full Time
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KFSM, The TEGNA CBS affiliate serving as a news leader in the Fayetteville and Fort Smith market is searching for a Multi-Skilled Journalist (reporter) to work in our Fayetteville newsroom.

Do you have creative ideas to generate unique, shareable content across all platforms with strong writing, photography and editing skills? Keep reading.

Candidates should have a portfolio showcasing examples of compelling storytelling, and breaking news coverage.

Candidates should also have strong news judgement and be able to help other reporters and producers.

That strong news judgement should also help guide what local news should be on air, digital and social media platform.



  • Generate strong story ideas with great impact on the community
  • Deliver on-air news events in compelling and informative manner
  • Generate and execute creative live shots to enhance storytelling
  • Interview news subjects and research facts for authenticity and accuracy
  • Write, shoot and edit stories for on-air broadcast
  • Community and/or talent appearances
  • Perform other tasks as News Director or Executive Producer requires


  • Ability to shoot, write, edit and produce to strict deadlines
  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or other field
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience required
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news and fluid situations
  • Strong social media skills with an active presence on Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to work under pressure with limited time to meet deadlines



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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Fort Smith, AR

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Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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