Investigative Reporter – 012003

Company: TEGNA
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Location: St. Louis
Full Time

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KSDK-TV seeks to hire an experienced investigative reporter for its award-winning 5 On Your Side I-Team. We’re looking for a journalist who is a highly motivated and organized self-starter with exceptional reporting, writing, researching, and interviewing skills.

This reporter will be expected to collaborate with other members of our special projects unit to produce exclusive, innovative, and high-impact stories for television and online. These stories go beyond the basics of general assignment reporting and storytelling to also:
• Uncover a problem
• Hold those responsible accountable
• Press for a solution

The successful candidate will be able to multi-task multiple stories and produce content on deadline — from pitching investigative angles on daily news coverage to multi-day and long-term reporting projects and follow-up reports. This is not an entry-level reporting position. You will be the lead investigative reporter working closely with a team of other reporters, producers, and photographers. Only applicants with a minimum of five years of experience as a broadcast news reporter will be considered. A portfolio that includes investigative work will be required.

• Enterprise and generate short-term and long-term ethical and compelling investigative content for all platforms
• Execute live shots in-studio and in the field
• Research, shoot, edit, write stories while working closely with the investigative unit
• Develop and maintain sources that generate exclusive story content
• Write video and web stories

5 Year(s)

• College degree in journalism, communications or related field
• Experience with CAP, LexisNexis, and NICAR
• Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
• Knowledge of laws regarding privacy, trespass, libel and open meetings.
• Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, and Axis graphics is a plus
• Organizational skills and the ability to work under deadline pressure
• Strong writing and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of multi-platform news gathering tools and resources including digital media
• Active social media presence
• Demonstrated track record for acting on viewer tips, breaking stories and exposing corruption that results in positive change
• Reputation as a team player, values working collaboratively
• Membership in Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE)

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace.