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KCEN Multi-Skilled Journalist


Location: Temple, TX

Contact Name: Lori Peters


Job Description

KCEN-TV is looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want journalists who can create enterprise and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. 

In this role, you will:

-Enterprise story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air and digital broadcasting.
-Produce interactive, exciting live shots for the most unique morning show in Central Texas.
-Connect with the community to schedule live shots days in advance.
-Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
-Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
-Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
-Develop news sources for general assignment and targeted special reports.
-Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
-Operate news vehicle to and from various locations.
-Operate live shot equipment that could include a live truck and/or cellular bonded device.
-Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media. Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
-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.

Here’s what you need:

-BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
-2-3 years of experience preferred
-Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
-Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
-Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
-A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
-Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
-Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
-Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
-Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
-Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events

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Tegna is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.