Full Time Job

Investigative Reporter

ABC-7

Glendale, CA 08-01-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC7 Eyewitness News, a Walt Disney Television Group owned ABC station and the #1 local news station in Los Angeles, is seeking an experienced investigative reporter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a proven reputation as a trusted investigative journalist and will be known for digging deep to uncover the truth. They will have experience in delivering strong enterprise stories. This individual is ambitious and a creative storyteller with the ability to authentically engage and connect with our audience across all platforms.

Responsibilities:
• Responsible for investigating important and complex community issues by developing valuable sources and using the latest investigative tools, including data journalism, to expose problems and find solutions
• Be tenacious in uncovering stories to develop exclusive and compelling investigative reports
• Expected to develop investigative story lines for daily coverage as well as working investigative angles during big breaking news stories
• Source and generate leads in an effort to create original and impactful short term and long term content
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Fluent in Social Media with the proven ability to create a strong social media presence and leverage social media to generate stories and gather viewer input
• Showcase dynamic organization skills in order to juggle daily and long-term investigative projects in one of the nation's top markets

Basic Qualifications:
• Prior experience as an investigative reporter
• Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills
• Ability and willingness to use the latest technology and production techniques to shoot, write, edit and publish content under deadline
• Ability to uncover stories through investigation and research
• A collaborative self-starter
• Successful in creating and maintaining reliable contact relationships

Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior experience as an investigative reporter within a local TV station strongly preferred
• On-camera experience working in a major market
• Strong organizational, research and journalism skills

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field or equivalent work experience

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