The Investigative Reporter will dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable.
WZTV/WUXP/WNAB seeks an enterprising and aggressive reporter to join our team of investigative and consumer reporters. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue and hold individuals accountable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories
Work closely with Producer and Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis
Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Investigative Producer on "web extra" content for each investigation
Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
Other duties as assigned
Must be able to develop and maintain sources
Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must
Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input
Knowledge of the FOAI (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential
Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events
(insert years of experience needed) of investigative reporting experience preferred
History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred
While applying please provide an online portfolio / reel link for review.
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