Professional Development & Innovation

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Be part of the next generation of media and digital leaders who tell stories that matter and bring positive change to our communities.

You can work in a winning culture that embraces innovative ideas and helps you achieve your career goals.

Development programs for future-minded leaders.

Executive Leadership Development Program
TEGNA’s Executive Leadership Development Program is an in-depth eight-month leadership development program designed to prepare our current and future general managers and functional business leaders for larger roles.

Leadership in Action Program
TEGNA’s Leadership in Action Program is an in-depth six-month leadership development program designed to prepare current and future department head and director-level functional leaders for larger roles.

Manager Development Program
Whether you are a new manager, mid-level manager, department head or director-level functional leader, there are annual opportunities to grow your leadership skills at TEGNA.


TEGNA Innovation Summit

Grow your career and be part of our culture of innovation.

Innovation Summits
Several times a year, we bring employees from across our company together for Innovation Summits, where great ideas are shared and created. These summits have resulted in new pilots and cross-platform projects designed to meet the needs of today’s news consumers.

Content Summits
Through innovation and creative storytelling, we are reaching new audiences and reinventing local journalism in the digital age. Our Content Summits ensure we are creating exciting, unique, original and shareable content that is valued by our audience.

News Leadership Forum
Our News Leadership Forum provides high-performing news managers exposure to the day-to-day operational responsibilities of a news or digital director and develops our next generation of newsroom leaders.

Producer Training
Impactful storytelling is a hallmark our work and ongoing training for our broadcast and digital producers ensure they have the support they need to enhance their skills and deliver for our audiences.

Sales Training
Sales innovation permeates our sales organization. From first-to-market products like Premion and TEGNA Attribution to our “One Team TEGNA” sellers, we ensure our sales professionals are equipped to deliver superior outcomes for our clients. Our exclusive sales enablement program, Inside Out, provides the training and professional opportunities sellers need to be successful.


Sales-In-Residence Program

Jump start your career at TEGNA.

Producer-in-Residence Program
Our Producer-in-Residence program is for graduating college seniors and is the largest producer development program in the industry. Designed to develop the next great broadcast and digital producers for our newsrooms, the program includes a two-week producer boot camp and then a two-year, full-time producer position at a local station. If you are interested in our PIR program, please contact Noah Cooper at

Sales-in-Residence Program
TEGNA’s Sales-in-Residence program is for graduating college seniors and is designed to train and develop new sales talent. The 12-month program offers in-person and virtual learning sessions to help participants gain the marketing and sales expertise needed to drive impactful business outcomes for businesses and brands in the markets we serve.

Internship Program
Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to explore career paths across TEGNA, gain valuable real-world experience and work with talented leaders and colleagues who are both interested and invested in your success. Be sure to check out our Careers site in February/March for available internships.

Help us transform journalism in the digital age! Pursue your career at TEGNA.