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VERIFY Deputy Editor, Video at TEGNA

VERIFY Deputy Editor, Video

TEGNA Washington, DC Full Time
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TEGNA has an immediate opening for a Deputy Editor, Video with management experience, strong editorial judgement and video storytelling skills to join the growing VERIFY team. VERIFY is a news brand dedicated to stopping the spread of misinformation and answering our audience’s questions about what’s true and false. Since being created by a group of TEGNA journalists in 2015, VERIFY has grown into a popular daily franchise that airs across TEGNA’s 51 local newsrooms and digital properties. In 2021, TEGNA is expanding VERIFY to include dedicated digital products, increased TV production and a robust social media presence.  The Deputy Editor, Video will oversee VERIFY video production from concept to creation and report to the Managing Editor.


  • Manage a team of producer / editors responsible for creating VERIFY videos for multiple platforms
  • Review scripts and videos through editorial, production and storytelling lenses
  • Identify and pitch daily and long-term story ideas that fit the VERIFY brand and format
  • Work in partnership with the Deputy Editor, Digital to run day-to-day VERIFY editorial
  • Make sure the VERIFY team hits daily broadcast deadlines to serve TEGNA’s newsrooms
  • Oversee live stream production for major live news events like debates, speeches, etc.
  • Evolve the VERIFY storytelling format to fit new platforms while staying true to VERIFY’s brand
  • Collaborate with digital audience team to optimize and distribute VERIFY content across multiple platforms
  • Collaborate with motion graphics designers
  • Perform other tasks as required by the VERIFY team


  • Impeccable news judgement and journalistic integrity
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience in the field
  • Six to eight years newsroom experience with two to three years of experience managing a video team; experience in fact-checking a plus
  • Experience creating content for Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat
  • Strong understanding of digital analytics and SEO
  • Experience with live video production
  • Adobe Photoshop and Premiere a must, After Effects preferred
  • Strong writing and video production
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours


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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