Full Time Job

Investigative Reporter


Kansas City, MO 03-28-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WDAF-TV Fox4 in Kansas City is seeking an Investigative Reporter. The Investigative Reporter organizes, researches, writes, and produces original investigative news stories for broadcast and digital platforms.
• Responsible for ''Problem Solvers'' franchise stories that are focused on helping viewers get results.
• Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience
• Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
• Develops sources to generate story ideas, as well as responds to viewer-submitted tips
• Leads in developing and breaking original news stories.
• Posts and promotes stories on the internet, social media, and other platforms.
• Uses public records, the Internet, and computer databases to research and analyze facts, statistics and trends
• Works with producers, photographers and editors to produce investigative stories both for broadcast and digital platforms
• Must be willing and able to fill-in as a general assignment reporter on occasion
• Perseverance in seeking interviews and information from subjects who may not respond or may avoid questioning.
• Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism
• Performs other duties as needed and directed by News leadership.

Requirements & Skills:
• At least five (5) years of experience as a journalist, with serious investigative reporting experience preferred
• Four-year college degree in journalism or related communications field preferred.
• Working knowledge of Internet and databases, along with familiarity with videography, editing and graphics.
• Strong broadcast writing skills and command of language skills. Ability to write news content both for broadcast and online.
• Demonstrated strong news and ethical judgment, writing and organizational skills, along with an ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, team-based environment.
• Ability to type, using a newsroom computer system.
• Flexibility to work as needed within station hours of operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
• Ability to assist in transporting equipment such as cameras and tripods (possibly up to thirty pounds)
• Professional appearance and behavior

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2my97-3-234-244-181-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.