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Investigative Producer

Job Summary

KSL TV is seeking a dynamic investigative producer who is passionate about questioning those in power, holding government accountable, exposing corruption and providing viewers with the information they need to be informed citizens. As a member of an award-winning team of KSL Investigators, you will be responsible for conceptualizing, researching and writing high-impact investigative stories that showcase exceptional storytelling, with a commitment to follow-ups. Primary focus is on regularly produced content outside of the daily assignment rotation, while contributing original angles with investigative sensibilities to breaking news and major news events. Successful candidates will set an example of professionalism in skill, attitude and commitment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Mine tips, sources, data and public records requests to pinpoint issues of significant local impact with a focus on solutions.
Write highly visual and compelling investigative stories from complex material for broadcast, digital and print media.
Successfully write for multiple on-air investigative team members.
Ensure stories are accurate, complete and fair.
Conduct interviews, gather information, log and organize footage, arrange for graphics and supervise editing sessions.
Meet all story deadlines.
Build key sources in the community.
Work effectively in a team environment with various managers, reporters, photographers and editors.
Balance long-term investigations with data-driven, original investigative angles on breaking news and major events.
Regularly enterprise and pitch investigative story ideas while also passionately pursuing stories as assigned.
Innovate investigative content specifically suited for a variety of broadcast, web and social media platforms.
Maintain highly organized files of government records requests, appeals and data.
Demonstrate a knowledge of and strong commitment to editorial judgment, including a clear understanding of journalism ethics and laws, as well as a journalist’s right to records, information and access.
Provide investigative research expertise and support to other team members as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

College degree in journalism, communications, related field or equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years journalism experience – investigative producing and/or reporting a must.
Strong investigative skills and a strategic mindset.
Track record of cultivating key sources and enterprising original stories.
Self-motivated and capable of prioritizing tasks and juggling multiple investigative stories simultaneously while meeting short-term and long-term deadlines.
Knowledge of computer-assisted reporting, public records requests and public records law.
Excellent research and organizational skills.
Ability to interpret complex data.
Ability to write in a clear and conversational manner.
Proven ability to handle stress.
Valid driver license and proven ability to safely drive company or personal vehicle (as case may be) without exposing the company to serious liability risks
Consistently able to work hours required. Work more when required to meet deadlines including flexible shifts, weekends, holidays, evenings, rotating days, overtime, etc.

Details

Organization: KSL TV
Location: Salt Lake City UT US
Date Posted: July 19, 2021
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