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.

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.

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.

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. Watch the video featuring the 2021 PIR attendees. If you are interested in our PIR program, please contact Noah Cooper at

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.

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


We drive innovation through multiple career development programs:

  • Leadership Development
  • Producer-in-Residence Training
  • Content Leadership Series
  • News Leadership Forum
  • Inside Out Sales Training
Excellence in Innovation

This past year, four TEGNA stations won Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in innovation, which recognizes “news organizations that innovate their product to enhance the quality of journalism and the audience’s understanding of the news.”

  • KGW, Portland, Oregon — Excellence in Innovation: The Story
  • KUSA, Denver — Excellence in Innovation: Next with Kyle Clark: Word of Thanks
  • WBIR, Knoxville — Excellence in Innovation: WBIR’s Abandoned Places of East Tennessee
  • WXIA, Atlanta — Excellence in Innovation: Drawing Conclusions