Full Time Job

Special Projects Producer

KUTV

Salt Lake City, UT 04-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
KUTV, the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City, is seeking a Special Projects Producer. We are Utah's source for breaking news, weather and sports located within downtown's beautiful Gallivan Plaza. The right person will produce stories for our education, economy and investigative units. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research and write with an edge, using strong storytelling and TV production to make powerful and memorable stories. Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting is required along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic storytelling skills are a must.

Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
• Identify and pitch investigative angles on big daily news stories
• Work closely with Reporters and Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
• Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Producers on ''web extra'' content for each investigation
• Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
• Investigative producing experience preferred
• Must be a strong storyteller with the ability to make the complicated understandable
• Must be able to use all available tools to enhance stories, from graphics to social media
• Should be able to generate story ideas and determine the legitimacy of viewer tips
• Strong writer, storyteller. Must be naturally inquisitive with an interest in holding government officials accountable

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r19k3e-18-205-176-39-42 in your application.