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Senior Multi-Skilled Journalist at KREM 2

Senior Multi-Skilled Journalist

KREM 2 Spokane, WA Full-Time
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KREM/KSKN in Spokane, WA has an immediate opening for a Senior Multiskilled Journalist to join our great team in the beautiful Inland Northwest.

This team member will bring a level of storytelling experience that allows them to be a “go to” reporter for big breaking news events, consistently cover the day’s big story and have the skills to cover not one, but two stories daily. This person has the knowledge/experience to handle in-depth storytelling daily. We expect a Senior Multiskilled Journalist to ask tough questions, hold the powerful accountable and go beyond the basic facts of daily news. We expect this person to develop sources and contacts in the community and pitch enterprise stories daily. In addition, this Senior Multiskilled Journalist will lead by example with a strong presence on Digital and social media platforms. This person will also have the skills to help mentor other storytellers at KREM and help the leadership team champion new initiatives, push innovation, etc.

Candidates should submit a link to a video resume reel, as well as examples of social media posts that showcase storytelling and personality. This is a full-time, hourly, union position that reports to the Assistant News Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Deliver on-air news coverage in an engaging, exciting and accurate manner
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Use creative production techniques to enhance stories
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Based off experience, be able to mentor other MSJs
  • Perform other tasks as required by leadership team
  • Degree in journalism, communications or related field
  • At least 2-3 years of related work experience
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active newshound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics preferred
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Ability to work mornings, night and/or weekend shifts

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

Spokane, WA

Job Type

Media - Journalism - Newspaper

Date Posted

02/19/2021

Job ID

9886/7921/42767
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