Visual Journalist

Tegna Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description:

At WFAA, TEGNA Media's ABC affiliate in Dallas, TX, we are looking for a highly skilled Visual Storyteller who desires to break out of the traditional format and demonstrates a willingness to break the mold. Our photojournalism is rooted in the NPPA storytelling, and we intend to continue to change the industry, not conform to it. You must have a strong understanding of all platforms and be able to create shareable and exciting content for a television and digital audience. A successful candidate must be eager to tell great stories on their own or with a team by capturing creative video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a deadline environment.

We pride ourselves at providing the highest quality journalism that makes an impact in our community. Our reputation has been built on dedication to our mission both journalistically and in service to the community we live in our people are passionately involved.

For this role:

  • Passion for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, features and documentary style stories in a daily deadline environment

  • Edit stories with Adobe Premiere and Sony Xpri and ability to adapt to other editing platforms as needed

  • DSLR and Sony FS series camera experience preferred

  • Adobe After Effects or Motion Design experience is a plus

  • Certified FAA Drone Pilot is a plus

  • Ability to collaborate with reporters or independently and develop a vision for stories

  • Able to Operate ENG van and live remote equipment

  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet, etc.

  • Post to social media, editing social videos, and creating digital content

  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions, and suggest story ideas

  • Excellent organizational skills

Job Requirements

What you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience as a TV photojournalist and news editor preferred

  • Must help promote a culture of innovative storytelling

  • Advance storytelling experienced required

  • Must be able to tell the news story creatively with strong audio and visual skills

  • Must be able to make quick decisions while working under pressured deadlines

  • Must be flexible with schedule, reliable and dependable, with ability to travel with short notice

  • Active member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) preferred

  • Strong computer skills in a mobile environment required

  • Must have a valid driver's license, able to lift up to 40 lbs. and occasionally up to 80 pounds with or without an accommodation

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 35 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry's top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.


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