Full Time Job

Special Projects Manager


Sacramento, CA 11-03-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
KCRA 3, the news leader in Sacramento and a Hearst Television station, is seeking a dynamic and innovative journalist who will lead our investigative and special projects unit. ''Where the News Comes First'' is not only our brand – it's our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. We are looking for someone who will uncover and execute high-impact content that can effect change in California. In-person attendance is required.

Job Responsibilities:
• Lead the development and creation of multi-platform investigative content and news specials.
• Encourage the team to take risks and innovate to tell powerful stories.
• Lead data journalism projects to create visualizations, interactives and other dynamic content that tell vibrant stories from raw information.
• Develop investigative angles that elevate breaking news coverage and big stories of the day.
• Foster a culture of enterprising content in our diverse community.
• Proactively collaborate with other departments to effectively market our work.

Experience Requirements:
• Demonstrate exceptional ethics and news judgment.
• Have a strong understanding of the First Amendment and related laws.
• Exhibit superb organizational skills while managing multiple projects.
• Thorough understanding of open records processes and data analysis
• A history of creating impactful work on across multiple platforms
• Experience with long-form documentary production

Qualification Requirements:
• At least five years of management experience in television, newspaper or digital news
• Bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field
• Bilingual experience is a plus.
• Military DINFOS experience will be considered.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw9zw2-3-92-28-52-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.