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Investigative Reporter

Tribune Company
Memphis, TN
  • Job Code
    2019-49230
Investigative Reporter in Memphis, Tennessee | Careers at TN-Memphis;803 Channel 3 Drive (WREG)
  • Investigative Reporter

    Location US-TN-Memphis
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/9/2019 5:14 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-49230
    Category
    News
  • Overview

    News Channel 3, WREG-TV, Memphis (CBS affiliate) is hunting for an aggressive investigative reporter to join a team with a proven, highly recognized investigative brand.  The successful applicant must be creative, tenacious, ethical, competitive and a team player.  Solid researching skills are required. Will be working with a team that is committed to balance and accuracy.  We hold people accountable, push for action and search for solutions. Five years reporting experience and a college degree pred.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Organizes, researches, writes and produces original investigative news stories, for broadcast and digital platforms
    • Cultivates curiosity
    • Turns stories on deadline that are fair, accurate and engaging to the audience
    • Presents those stories on live television in an energetic, conversational and creative style
    • Posts and promotes those stories on the internet, social media, and other platforms that have yet to be invented
    • Develops human sources to generate story ideas, as well as respond to viewer-submitted tips
    • Uses public records, the Internet, and computer databases to research and analyze facts, statistics and trends
    • Works with producer, photographers and editors to produce investigative stories both for broadcast and digital platforms
    • Relishes personal responsibility, including learning new things and adapting to change as the world and the industry evolve.
    • Refuses to give up, even when people aren’t returning telephone calls.
    • Protects the reputation and integrity of self and that of the station.
    • Welcomes coaching and constructive criticism without rolling up into a ball or becoming hostile.
    • Performs other duties as needed and directed by News leadership.

    Qualifications

    • At least five (5) years experience as a broadcast, with serious investigative reporting experience pred
    • Four year college degree in journalism or related communications field pred.
    • Working knowledge of Internet and databases, along with familiarity with videography, editing and graphics.
    • Strong broadcast writing skills and command of language skills. Ability to write news content both for broadcast and the Internet.
    • Demonstrated strong news and ethical judgment, writing and organizational skills, along with an ability to work well with others in a high-pressure, team-based environment.
    • Ability to type, using a newsroom computer system.
    • Flexibility to work as needed within station hours of operation, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
    • Ability to assist in transporting equipment such as cameras and tripods (possibly up to thirty pounds)
    • Possess a valid driver's license, or able to get one.
    • Professional appearance and behavior

     

    If you are interested, please to both www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and in writing, including a link to your work to:  Bruce Moore, WREG-TV, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN  38103,  bruce.moore@wreg.com NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

     

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    Posted: 2019-05-16 Expires: 2019-06-15

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