Multi-skilled Journalist

  • Full Time
  • Columbia, SC
  • June 22, 2023

Website WLTX-TV

WLTX-TV in Columbia, S.C. is looking for a journalist to join our team as a Multi-skilled Journalist. In this role, you will develop story leads, pitch those stories, gather the content, write and edit your story for use across our broadcast and digital platforms.

The successful candidate for this position is dedicated to local storytelling and turning enterprise stories for newscasts. This person also has the instinct to follow up on news tips, respond to breaking news in a timely manner and connect with the community to develop contacts.

Strong writing skills and news judgment are a must. The desirable candidate also is a natural leader in our room; speaking up during editorial meetings, pitching unique story ideas gleaned from talking to people in the community and is a team player.


  • Generate unique, compelling and innovative story/show ideas and content
  • Excellent, creative presentation and writing skills are a must
  • Is strategic about the use of social media for news gathering, developing contacts and community engagement
  • Storytelling
  • Research
  • Knowledge of a range of topics from government to economic development, education to politics
  • Ability to manage time properly to meet deadlines
  • Contribute to multiple platforms on a daily basis including writing for the website, posting on social media, creating for mobile, and most of all creating a dialog with our audience and your friends and followers.
  • Collaborate with a team to produce the most creative, compelling stories
  • Develop contacts and relationships in the community

  • Journalism or Mass Communication degree
  • A reel/portfolio of examples of your work
  • Excellent writing, packaging, and storytelling skills
  • Ability to shoot and edit stories
  • Knowledge of ENPS (scripting) and Edius (editing)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in high-pressure situations

Travel: Occasionally – 10-25%

Work Environment Set: Moderate risk – involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions

Physical Demands Set: Light work – Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

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EEO statement:

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. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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