• Full Time
  • Anywhere




KCEN, serving Waco, Temple, and Killeen, is looking for a creative, driven, and curious multi-media reporter who believes in holding the powerful accountable, who wants to fight for the community they serve, and is an advocate for people in need.

We want someone who isn’t afraid to tackle complicated topics, someone who doesn’t just pitch stories straight from a press release and has the vision to broaden it out to show the larger context of why this story matters.

Any candidate for this job should understand that KCEN’s digital products are just as important as our broadcast product. We want someone who can write a great web story and be active on social media.

The successful candidate is a team player and newsroom leader with excellent interviewing and writing skills, and a proven ability to skillfully ad-lib in any live situation. The KCEN 6 News newsroom works as a team, and we want someone who continues to contribute to the positive newsroom environment.

There's one more, very important thing. We are an equal opportunity employer. We search for amazing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We take care of each other to create an inclusive work environment where we love to come to work every day.


  • Develop and investigate leads and story ideas to pitch impactful, newscast-leading stories
  • Enterprise daily and develop sources for a broad range of topics to include consumer advocacy, investigative, sports, human interest, and other special areas of interest.
  • Create digital content, meet publication and broadcast deadlines, and report on newsworthy events
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Write, shoot, and edit news stories for all platforms and meet publication/broadcast deadlines
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media


1-3 years


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Experience as a reporter or multi-skilled journalist
  • Must research, write, and front creative, accurate stories on tight deadlines
  • Experience with shooting video and editing software—familiarity with Edius and ENPS a plus
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Ability to work a flexible shift


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 

*Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details specific to their benefits.


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 64 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.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 





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