The Investigative Reporter researches and produces hard edge, compelling, and aggressive investigative stories that fit the CBS46 brand. This position obtains and verifies evidence by interviewing, observing, or by analyzing records. The Investigative Reporter accurately reports investigative stories which may impact and/or create controversy in the local community.
50% Performs in depth research and observation (including undercover) for information to tell a story uncovering unethical behavior, practices or policies. Develops, produces and reports findings for various newscasts. Determines scope, timing, and direction of investigations.
20% Follows actions of local government and business leaders on a regular basis; attends board meetings, interviews officials and monitors issues of continuing community interest.
15% Identifies issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of story idea, complaints in community or allegations of unethical behavior or practices. Examines records to locate links in chains of evidence or information. Prepares reports that detail investigation findings.
10% Assist other reporters with story sources and investigative leads.
5% May anchor a news cast on a temporary basis or as a development opportunity.
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements (All must be met to be considered)
Bachelorâs degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Five to seven years related reporting experience. Investigative experience strongly preferred as is top 25 market experience.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong understanding of undercover reporting â legal, journalism, ethical issue, strong writing,
Must be understand/able to use news management software and editing, preferably, iNews and Avid.
Must possess strong research, journalism and storytelling skills.
Must possess strong organization skills.
Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.
Must possess strong writing skills a priority.
Ability to work under minimal supervision.
Strong on-air presence.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 50%
Interested, qualified candidates should apply on line at www.meredith.com/meredith_corporate/careers.html
Meredith Corporation, CBS46 GCL-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer