Do you know Connecticut? Really know Connecticut? Do you have all the people “in the know” programmed into your phone? Are there stories you know of – know of right now – that are just dying to be told, but no one is doing it? Maybe you are the right fit for our new Investigative Producer position.
At WTNH, our news mission is simple: we are the voice of the people. That means we tell the stories of real people. Stories that have real impacts and ramifications for our viewers. We don’t just say “We’ve Got Your Back” – we mean it.
As an Investigative Producer, you’ll play a huge role in conceiving, chasing and bringing to air the stories that can’t be told in a single day. You’ll also assist the daily news division by helping to go deeper on major breaking stories.
As you can imagine, organization and great news judgment are crucial attributes for this position. If you are already dialed into Connecticut, that would be a strong factor in your favor, as well. Spending time on well-crafted and important stories is the root of all good journalism – this would be an excellent opportunity for a television producer looking for a new challenge or a radio or newspaper reporter or editor looking to step over into television. No matter what your experience in journalism is – this could be an excellent opportunity for you.
Please send me a resume, but don’t send a cover letter. You already win – I’m willing to stipulate that you are a self-starter, you can multi-task and I’m darn sure that in some way, shape or fashion you are dynamic.
Instead of telling me all that, just tell me why you are right for the job. Why this division won’t be the same unless you are in it. Tell me about some story chasing you’ve been involved in. And give me five tangible ideas you’d start looking into the day you started.
It’s a great position. Don’t wait too long on this one: e-mail all that stuff in the last paragraph to email@example.com. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Necessary Skills: Writing. Accuracy. Can dig, dig, dig. Must be able and willing to operate a camera and edit. Ability to work well under pressure and deadline. Investigative producing – like reporting - can be pretty physically active, and the hours will be dependent on your stories.