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Data & Investigative Producer


Chicago, IL 11-13-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

WGN-TV is looking for a Data & Investigative Producer to support our expanded digital initiatives, by identifying, researching, and investigating stories to craft new ways of storytelling through the help of analysis and visualizations.

• Collects, analyzes and presents facts through excellent research and interview skills with a solid knowledge of legal matters
• Produces and curates investigative content specifically for our digital platforms, which might later be expanded for broadcast by a reporter
• Shoots and edits content that appears only on digital platforms
• Digs deeper into stories through public records and FOIAs
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Field produces interviews and other shoots while working with a staff photographer
• Pitches stories to digital managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

• Prior Investigative experience is a must
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, or related field
• Must have strong database management, data interpretation, and presentation skills
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written
• Superior multi-tasker with an understanding of how news is consumed in the digital environment
• Digitally proficient and self-educating on new applications and tech
• Strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit
• Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments

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.