Investigative News Reporter

Published On: Jul 08 2013 01:12:55 PM EDT
Updated On: Jul 08 2013 08:57:36 PM EDT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce long and short-term exclusive investigative news stories on multiple platforms including television, internet and social media.
  • Develop stories in cooperation with Executive Producer and other members of the Special Projects team.
  • Produce stories independently, but also cooperatively with unit producer when assigned.
  • Expected to contribute several stories each month, therefore, must be able to juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain sources to cultivate stories.
  • Conduct interviews, gather information, log and organize footage, arrange for graphics/animation, write broadcast scripts and supervise editing sessions.
  • Work effectively in a team environment with various photographers, editors and producers.
  • Possess knowledge of public records laws.  Computer assisted reporting skills helpful.
  • Discretion, maturity and composure, especially under pressure.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours on a moments notice.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the company.
  • Reports to News Director.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Degree in Journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 years of previous experience with Investigative Journalism preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and on-air presentation skills; solid live presenter.
  • Strong news ethics, judgment and professionalism.
  • Maintain professional contact and discretion with community leaders, news sources and the public.
  • Ability to work independently in fast-paced environment with daily deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Team Player.
  • Scheduling flexibility, especially for breaking news.
  • Must be able to travel and fly to various locations in an airplane or helicopter.

LOCATION OF POSITION:

WKMG-TV

4466 John Young Parkway

Orlando, FL  32804

Send tape and resume to: News Director

Send letter to enable evaluation of your skills and special flair. Please provide daytime & nighttime contact information.

Note: All of the essential functions of this position are not necessarily described in this posting. Any offer of employment is conditional on successful completion of pre-employment physical exam, including drug screen and required reference checks and educational degree verification.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, matriculation or political affiliation.

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