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TEGNA Washington, DC Full Time
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TEGNA has an immediate opening for a journalist with strong editorial judgement, on-air experience 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 host will serve as the public face to the VERIFY brand, assisting in original reporting and production for daily and longer-term stories across platforms and report to the Deputy Editor, Video.

The ideal candidate appreciates the responsibility and newsroom leadership that accompanies this high-visibility position and can help set an example for colleagues in work ethic and collaboration.


  • Identify and pitch daily and long-term story ideas that fit the VERIFY brand and format
  • Anchor, write, shoot and edit for on-air broadcasting, digital posting and social sharing
  • Interview subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Make sure the VERIFY team hits daily broadcast deadlines to serve TEGNA’s newsrooms
  • Anchor live stream coverage for major news events like debates, speeches, etc.
  • Evolve the VERIFY storytelling format to fit new platforms while staying true to VERIFY’s brand
  • Collaborate with rest of team to optimize and distribute VERIFY content across platforms
  • Be a team player, comfortable with the daily pressures of creating content for multiple platforms
  • 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 
  • 3-5 years on-air experience; fact-checking a plus
  • Strong writing and video production skills
  • Strong on-air presence and delivery skills
  • Social media skills, experience creating content for Snapchat, FB, YT, IG, Tiktok a plus
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
  • 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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