Freelance Multiskilled Journalist

KWES-TV Midland/Odessa
Washington, DC
Nov 25, 2020
Dec 02, 2020
Full Time
WUSA9 the TEGNA station in Washington, DC, is seeking a dynamic Freelance Multi-Skilled Journalist to join our award-winning news team. We're looking for a creative storyteller who thrives on live, breaking news and will excel in this digital age of journalism. We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for both broadcast and digital/social platforms through memorable writing, compelling video, and editing. In this role, you will:Enterprise stories and bring unique pitches to the table, focusing on ways to add context and perspective and include diverse voices. We want stories that stand out from the competition, not follow it.Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit piecesDevelop original content through social listening, crowdsourcing, and independent sources.Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.Develop news sources that allow you to break stories.Operate news vehicle to and from various locations.Write and post several times a day on all digital platforms including social media.Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video and live news events.Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field3-5 years of experience preferredBilingual preferredExperience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systemsUnderstanding of the tenets of professional journalismA portfolio with examples of strong storytellingAbility to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shotsStrong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Facebook, and InstagramKnowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plusOrganizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlinesAbility to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing eventsAbout 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 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit 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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