Primary Purpose

Create enterprise and original investigations that uncover issues, expose wrongdoing, and follow through in the reporting to ensure accountability and change. The investigative reporter/MMJ will be expected to deliver topical stories and specialized long-term segments regularly.

Key Activities

  • Develop, create and research news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.
  • Uncover stories through investigation and research.
  • Use computer database to research statistics and facts.
  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.
  • Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration
  • Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.
  • Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.
  • Assist news producer in preparing story in newscast.
  • Assist online staff in preparing for multimedia stories.
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

Skills

  • Computer literacy required including computer systems and videography
  • Non-linear editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Proficient in posting content to various platforms
  • Self-motived and willing to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Able to work long hours, weekdays and weekends as assigned
  • Familiarity with legal issues that may arise with news reporting
  • Proven ability to develop sources and execute impactful investigative stories

Education & Experience/Certifications

Additional Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About Scripps

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.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.