Executive Producer – Atticus

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TEGNA and WXIA in Atlanta is hiring an Executive Producer for Atticus, their national investigative unit. Atticus has a proven track record of outstanding journalism that has saved lives and changed laws. In 2016, TEGNA innovated around investigative, digital docuseries work and created the Atticus investigative unit. The pilot process was a huge success, providing stations across TEGNA groundbreaking investigations.

The unit continues to receive national recognition including two National Murrow awards for innovation, the National Walter Cronkite Award, and the National Association of Broadcasters President’s Service to America Award.

The Executive Producer of the Atticus Unit will oversee content for stations across TEGNA that will appear on our streaming apps and linear newscasts.

The debut series “The Triangle” (2016), is a raw look at the dramatic rise in heroin-related deaths in American suburbs, which helped to elevate the national opioid conversation and is now used as a regular part of addiction awareness and education.

“Charlie Foxtrot” (2016-17), which drove policy changes for how the U.S. Military provides treatment and care for veterans suffering from PTSD.

“Little Man Lost” (2018), which traced the disappearance of a two-year-old boy in Idaho.

“Selling Girls” (2017), which investigated sex trafficking of children in America, drawing the attention of the U.S. State Department, which highlighted the series to encourage journalists from other nations to cover this important global issue.

“Mother’s Matter”” (2018), which explored the high death rate of American mothers from pregnancy related causes.

“A Different Cry” ( 2022) is the latest series from the award-winning team exposing the dramatic rise of suicide of young black boys.


  • Lead Atticus team in the creation of unique, shareable content that matters to our communities
  • Write powerful stories, series and docuseries for streaming and on-air
  • Manage the team to make sure TEGNA Principles of Ethical Journalism are followed at all times
  • Encourage innovation, risk-taking and powerful storytelling
  • Skillfully use social media and digital tools to research, discover and distribute content
  • Inspire enterprise stories and coordinate coverage with Atticus team
  • Challenge the norm

Job Requirements:

  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Experience writing/producing powerful news stories
  • Leadership skills
  • Innovative spirit
  • At least 5 years’ experience in local news
  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
  • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit

TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.

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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Atlanta, GA

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Media – Journalism – Newspaper

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