Full Time Job

Consumer Investigative Reporter


Tampa, FL 06-05-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Consumer Investigative Reporter WFTS

WFTS, The E.W. Scripps ABC affiliate in Tampa, Florida is searching for a Consumer Investigative Reporter who will respond and take action for our viewers. This journalist will turn solution-based stories and offer money-saving advice on all our platforms. This position will be relied upon primarily for lead stories and/or specialized segments.

• Member of the Investigative Team Unit
• Conducts Consumer related investigations and solves consumer problems for members of our community.
• Develop, create and research news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
• Uncover stories through investigation and research.
• Use computer database to research statistics and facts.
• Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
• Edit, or assist in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
• Appear on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
• Give live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
• Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
• Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
• Assist news producer in preparing newscast.
• Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.
• Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

• Previous consumer advocacy reporting experience preferred.
• Previous Investigative Journalism experience preferred
• BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent years of experience preferred
• Generally, 5+ years of experience in related field preferred

• Strong communication skills, oral and written
• Storytelling ability
• Promote teamwork attitude with station employees
• Exceptional on-air personality
• Multitask multiple stories
• Advance ability in critical thinking
• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dy0o2p-44-200-194-255-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.