Full Time Job

Investigative Reporter


Sacramento, CA 05-20-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
KTXL-TV/FOX40, the Nexstar station in Sacramento, is seeking an experienced Investigative Reporter.

Candidates must have a minimum of five years TV reporting experience, including at least two years of investigative reporting. This is not an entry-level position. A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred.

The Investigative Reporter will pitch, research, write and produce original, in-depth, high quality and high-impact stories in collaboration with Photographers, Editors, Producers and Managers.

Applicants should have extensive knowledge of the research tools and storytelling techniques used in contemporary investigative journalism for broadcast and digital platforms. They should know the basics of data analysis, public information requests and backgrounding.

• Generate short and long-term investigations and continued follow-ups that are fair, accurate and engaging
• Present those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
• Develop sources to generate story ideas and respond to viewer-submitted leads
• Create specific beats, break investigative angles when a major news story arises, and investigate tips that uncover a problem, hold those responsible accountable and press for solutions
• Post and promote content online and on social media
• Use public records and databases to research and analyze facts, statistics and trends

Requirements and Skills:
• At least five years of experience as a reporter, with a minimum of two years in an investigative role
• Four-year college degree in journalism or related communications field preferred
• Proficiency with Internet and database searches; familiarity with videography, editing and graphics
• Strong broadcast writing skills and command of language skills. Ability to write news content both for broadcast and digital platforms
• Demonstrated news judgement and ethical decision-making, organizational skills, along with an ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, team-based environment
• 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, demeanor and behavior

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq9n3m-3-238-199-4-42 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.