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Multi-skilled Journalist - 10111


Location: Dallas, TX

Contact Name: Tegna Inc.


Job Description

Category: Media - Journalism - Newspaper
Position/Title: Multi-skilled Journalist - 10111
Primary Industry: Broadcasting - Radio - TV
Manage Others: No

WFAA, the TEGNA-owned ABC affiliate in Dallas, Texas is seeking an experienced, dynamic, enterprising Multi-skilled Journalist. The successful candidate will be a master storyteller, who knows how to cultivate sources, and use social listening to develop strong enterprise content. This individual should have commanding on-air presence for live opportunities on all platforms and understand the fine art of cultivating relationships to land the big story. This reporter should also have a keen eye for visual presentation and the ability to elevate a story visually away from a traditional television presentation.


  • Develop sources to land enterprise, unique and exclusive story ideas for all platforms
  • Approach content ideas with a cross-platform strategy – pitching how a story lands most effectively on different platforms like broadcast, website and various social media platforms
  • Utilize alternative presentation styles to tackle visually challenging stories that align with our elevated visual storytelling goal
  • Seek ways to utilize content as a conduit for advocacy and community engagement opportunities for the station
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video
  • 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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 3/2/2021
Closing Date: 6/29/2021
City: Dallas
State: Texas
Experience: 5 Year(s)


  • BA/BS in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems preferred
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
  • Strong social media skills, including an active and appropriate news presence on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Premier, Final Cut Pro 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

Work Environment: Outdoors
Physical Demands: Medium work
Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%
Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
Physical Demands Set: Medium work: Involves standing prolong hours, stooping, bending, lifting/pushing up to 25 lbs.


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