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Senior Producer at WATN/WLMT

Senior Producer

WATN/WLMT Memphis, TN Full Time
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WATN, the Tegna station in Memphis, is looking for a curious, creative and ambitious show producer. A producer who wants to dig into our toolkit to create an energetic newscast that informs, inspires and impacts audiences.

This show producer will be a part of reimagining and creating an interesting and informative newscast, with an emphasis on the use of video, graphics, conversational writing and innovative formats.

The ideal candidate will share innovative ideas for daily content, while maintaining close attention to detail. This producer must be able to write concisely and execute the goals of the newscast, while also meeting tight deadlines.

Applicants must have breaking news experience, strong editorial judgment, newscast producing expertise and fully understand the needs of our audience across all our platforms.




•  Craft, build, mold, visualize, conceptualize the lead story, deep-dive content, and specialized material for the newscast

•  Use creative production techniques like graphics, editing and new forms of media to enhance stories

•  Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner

•  Write in an exciting, captivating, conversational, and authentic manner

•  Create unique newscasts or segments evoking emotion

•  Develop original content ideas through social listening and independent sources

•  Research for facts and credibility

•  Use consumer analytics in determining content

•  Lead other projects when required

•  Ability to edit for the newscast when needed

•  Perform other tasks as needed


•  Minimum of 2 years' experience producing newscasts

•  Understanding of the tenets of journalism

•  Proven experience producing engaging, content-driven newscasts and digital content

•  Strong social media skills, including an active news-hound presence on Twitter and Facebook

•  Knowledge of ENPS and Edius preferred

•  Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time-sensitive deadlines

•  Experience calmly handling live, breaking news situations and changing events


Work Environment: Office

Physical Demands: Light work

Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



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 [ 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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Memphis, TN

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