KOMO News, in Seattle, Washington, has an immediate opening for a productive, enterprising, distinctive and bold investigative reporter. Experienced candidates only may apply. You must demonstrate a clear understanding of how to dig for both daily topical and longer-term promotable investigations. You must have the abilty to research, write it with an edge, utilize strong storytelling and TV production to make each investigation distinctive, unique, impactful and memorable. Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting is required along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are required. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideal
- Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories
- Work closely with Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
- Write online versions of investigative reports and work
- Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
- Other duties as assigned
- 4 years of investigative reporting experience at commercial TV station is required
- A history of award-winning investigative journalism is preferred
While applying online, please include a recent web link of your work.
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