Talent/ Multi Skilled Journalist-12569

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WATN, TEGNA's ABC affiliate in Memphis, TN is seeking an innovative show host and multi-skilled journalist. The ideal candidate for this position can convey the grit and grind spirit of Memphis through their storytelling and hosting.

We are looking for someone who has a strong on-air presence and delivery skills. Writing, producing, shooting and editing compelling and timely local content for on-air, social, and digital platforms is also required.

You must have strong content judgment, strong writing and production skills, excellent presentation and reporting skills; knowledge of journalistic standards as related to on-air, digital, and social presence. Must be a team player, committed to this full-time position.

Off-camera, you are a newsroom leader with a sound editorial voice and a passion for making our product the best it can be. You will also be part of all significant station events and initiatives.

If you are a high-energy collaborator bursting with ideas and the drive to turn them into great TV please apply to join our team.



  • Strong on-camera delivery with the ability to ad-lib
  • Strong social media skills, including an active presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and a keen eye toward what's trending locally and nationally.
  • Develop original content through independent sources and social listening
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure
  • You will be expected to take a leadership role in the broadcasts, assisting with the show's execution and writing.
  • Community and promotional appearances will also be a part of your job duties.




  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience required, preferably as an anchor/reporter.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines.
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius is preferred.
  • Ability to shoot, write and edit content for all platforms is expected.
  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
  • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Physical Demands Set: Light work: Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.



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 63 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 http://www.TEGNA.com.


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