Investigative Digital Reporter & Producer
KXAN (NBC) in Austin is hiring an experienced investigative reporter to join ''KXAN Investigates,'' a nationally-recognized, award-winning team of journalists – the largest of any TV station in Texas. Through tip-driven and enterprise investigations, KXAN has helped change laws, recovered millions of dollars for viewers, revealed major safety shortfalls and exposed corruption among elected leaders. KXAN's overall station brand is ''in-depth, investigative,'' with proven success producing high-impact, high-quality, innovative projects on-air and online.
DESCRIPTION: This reporter will work on larger, long-term investigations and continued follow-ups, develop specific investigative beats, break investigative angles when a major news story arises, and consistently investigate and report on tips that uncover a problem, hold those responsible accountable and press for solutions.
EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have a minimum of five years 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.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a resume and online link showing investigative work. Candidates should know the basics of data analysis, public information requests and backgrounding. They should also be open to collaboration with an entire team of seasoned investigators, and they must have a track record of enterprising story ideas and developing key sources. Previous work must demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics and use of digital and social media platforms. Additionally:
• Develop ideas for realistic, executable, timely and important investigations on a daily basis.
• Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
• Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills. Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel. Proficient at screening and logging video and providing written editing instructions to tape editors. Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters. Possess exceptional research skills.
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.