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Traffic Anchor at KING 5

Traffic Anchor

KING 5 Seattle, WA Full-Time
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KING/KONG, the TEGNA-owned duopoly based in Seattle, needs a Traffic Anchor. We are looking for a smart, engaging personality who can find unique ways to deliver morning traffic reports and cover the transportation beat across all platforms.


  • Research, prepare and deliver morning traffic reports using all available data, social listening, graphics and traffic cameras
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Enterprise transportation-related news stories
  • Use creative production techniques and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Ability to report live in the field
  • BA or BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Minimum three/four years of on-air broadcast experience
  • Practical knowledge of Western Washington roads and public transit systems strongly preferred
  • Must be a strong communicator and performer with the ability to react quickly to breaking news in a changing environment
  • Must have a good understanding of digital media, emerging platforms and strong social presence
  • Familiarity with WSI Max Traffic graphics system a plus


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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Seattle, WA

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