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Investigative Reporter

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Job Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, write and produce ground-breaking investigative news stories
  • Generate long and short-term investigative news projects
  • Contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events
  • Provide investigative content across all of NBC 5’s on-air and digital platforms
  • Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports
  • Conduct and oversee hidden-camera and surveillance operations
  • Willingness to perform basic video shooting and editing
  • Work with station management and NBC legal department conceptualizing and producing content



  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a television news reporter
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience presenting stories live on-camera 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as an investigative reporter
  • Strong story-telling and television writing skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field
  • Able to travel and work overtime and weekends with short notice
  • Understanding of computer-assisted reporting and working with database and spreadsheet programs

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered 
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, Illinois
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States 
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license 
  • Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples -- if available, include a web address when you submit your resume
  • Must accept Solutions as NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Experience working with hidden cameras 
  • Ability to shoot and edit video for broadcast 
  • Work in a team environment
  • Strong knowledge of social networking for content gathering and story distribution