KXAN (NBC) in Austin is hiring an experienced investigative reporter to join “KXAN Investigates,” a nationally-recognized, award-winning team of journalists – the largest of any TV station in Texas. Through tip-driven and enterprise investigations, KXAN has helped change laws, recovered millions of dollars for viewers, revealed major safety shortfalls and exposed corruption among elected leaders. KXAN’s overall station brand is “in-depth, investigative,” with proven success producing high-impact, high-quality, innovative projects on-air and online.
DESCRIPTION: This reporter will be expected to find an investigative angle on daily coverage. These stories go beyond the basics of general assignment reporting and storytelling to also: uncover a problem, hold those responsible accountable and press for a solution. In addition to these daily reports, this reporter will also cover a specific investigative beat and will work on larger, long-term investigations.
EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have a minimum of five years reporting experience, including at least two years of investigative reporting. This is not an entry-level position. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a resume and online link showing investigative work. Candidates should know the basics of data analysis, public information requests and backgrounding. They should also be open to collaboration with an entire team of seasoned investigators, and they must have a track record of enterprising story ideas and developing key sources. Previous work must demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics and use of digital and social media platforms.
• Develop ideas for realistic, executable, timely and important investigations on a daily basis.
• Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
• Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills. Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel. Proficient at screening and logging video and providing written editing instructions to tape editors. Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters. Possess exceptional research skills.
Apply online at: https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com Job ID 2018-2651