Tribune Company Writer (Part-Time) in Sacramento, California

Daily production of quality news stories. Defined as fast and accurate writing with excellent production techniques, crisp active voice writing, with relevance to FOX40’s viewing audience.

Write and support line producers for hour-long newscasts. Learn to fill-in produce.

Manage the live on-air decisions, including newscast timing in the control room.

Evaluate local, state and national/international stories using websites, Twitter, FOX/CNN & Tribune News services, and wires.

Determine placement of stories in the newscast and which stories should be “live” from remote trucks, newsroom, etc.

Help devise and execute daily tease strategy for attracting and building audience.

Plan future segments, topics, guests and story ideas.

Post stories to the web.

Maintain social media presence.

Additional duties as necessary.

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field is desired.

At least one year of experience in a working newsroom preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to work well under deadline pressure

Must have solid news judgment

Must be a consistent and solid writer

Must be a creative, flexible and able to act decisively

Work well in a strong team environment

Strong organizational skills

Working Relationships:

Must work closely with anchors, assignment desk, executive producers, photographers, writers, reporters, and news management.

Supervisory Responsibility:


Training Requirements:

General safety, OPUS, TONS, VizRT

Internet posting programs

Physical Demands:

Required to sit for long periods of time

Heavy computer usage

Personal Protective Equipment:


Work Environment:

Work performed primarily in an office newsroom environment, but field work may be required occasionally

May be exposed to electrical equipment and loud noises

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

Job Number: 2017-45753