KMGH, The Scripps ABC Station in Denver is searching for an experienced and aggressive investigative producer.
We are looking for a Journalist with newsroom experience who can help research investigative stories while also helping to produce our “360” brand stories. This is a KMGH initiative aimed at getting multiple perspectives on various topics so our viewers can make up their minds on issues. We need someone who can research complicated topics and break down the various points of view regarding those topics.
Please view our site to gain more understanding of this series and how vital this job will be to producing tremendous content for it: www.thedenverchannel.com/news/360
The right candidate must be able to show demonstrated experience in utilizing online tools for digging information and tracking down key subject matter. Extensive training with IRE is preferred. Must also be very well organized with an ability to plan out stories in advance while keeping track of the day to day activities of the Investigative unit.
We welcome candidates with previous or current print journalism experience.
Job Link: http://bit.ly/2GUni6m
- Research, develop, and plan investigative stories or special projects. This may include live or prerecorded newscasts/local programs and editing or repurposing existing content to enhance the end product.
- Write scripts as needed; Edit or repurpose existing content.
- Work closely with investigative reporters and content producers as stories are produced for multiple platforms.
- May be responsible for tip line, emails, and responding to viewers.
- May lead investigations, conduct interviews or be called upon for undercover field work.
- Work with editors to utilize graphics and other tools to visually enhance storytelling.
- May lead special projects, conduct interviews, and enterprise original story ideas.
- May be involved in repurposing existing content to be showcased in a unique way.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
- 5+ years of experience with a background in enterprise or investigative journalism preferred.
- Knowledge and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel law.
- Solid understanding and demonstration of multimedia file formats and strong computer skills.
- Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws impacting operations.
- Knowledge and proficiency in posting content to television station websites.
- Must be a team player and adapt to developing situations quickly.
- Must be an excellent conversational writer with solid news judgement and a positive attitude.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Some travel may be required.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation’s fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
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