Border Reporter-12804

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




KENS 5, a TEGNA-owned station in San Antonio, Texas, is seeking a talented and experienced Border Reporter to work in the Rio Grande Valley. We want a smart, aggressive, and creative storyteller that can handle the big story of the day and present it live on broadcast and digital platforms. The ideal candidate will research, gather information, and cultivate sources.


  • Ability to take border news of the day and develop into a compelling story.
  • Ability to develop and pitch story ideas.
  • Ability to execute compelling active live shots on a daily basis.
  • Ability to plan/work ahead.
  • Ability to perform under deadline.
  • Ability to work as part of team.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Ability to maintain and develop sources along the border.
  • Ability to edit video.
  • Ability to shoot video.
  • Ability to drive.




  • Candidate should be able to speak Spanish and English.
  • Relocate/live in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • 3-5 years reporting experience minimum.
  • College degree in related field.
  • Knowledge of border issues and policies.
  • Track record of high performance across digital and social platforms.
  • 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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