WPDE/WWMB seeks an enterprising and aggressive multimedia journalist to join our investigative team. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue and hold individuals accountable. This position is not exclusively investigative. General assignment reporting is also required. There are opportunities to work with a photographer on stories.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
• Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories
• Work closely with Producer and Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
• Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis
• Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Investigative Producer on ''web extra'' content for each investigation
• Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
• Other duties as assigned
• Must be able to develop and maintain sources
• Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must
• Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input
• Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential
• Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events
• 2 years of investigative reporting experience preferred
• History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred
While applying please provide an online portfolio/reel link for review.
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