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Senior Reporter, Investigations and Enterprise Content

Job Summary

About us:

4 News Now, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, Washington, is a family-owned, people-first newsroom. The community is at the core of what we do and who we are and we believe it is our duty to inform, but also to inspire.

About this opportunity:

Love reporting stories that impact the community, instead of chasing day-turns and car crashes? Are you ready to join a team that values people-powered journalism and community impact? This job is the one you’ve waited for. Create, promote and present investigative and enterprise content for a TV newsroom and digital platforms. The Senior Reporter of Investigations and Enterprise Content will develop investigative content from conception to presentation. Work with reporters, photographers, digital producers, promotions, and newsroom managers to create content and find the best way to present that content across platforms and dayparts. This position focuses on impact and solutions. You’ll work on big projects, but also enhance weekly newscasts with rich coverage that goes beyond the news of the day.

What you’ll do:

Generate ideas on original stories of local impact
Research stories, set up/conduct interviews
Shoot video and/or work with photographers
Turn multiple stories a week while also planning big-picture projects
Work with digital producers on concepts for presentation across platforms (Instagram, OTT, Facebook, website, etc.)
Write/coordinate with promotions team to generate interest in enterprise content
Work with other newsroom managers and promotions to strategically place content in newscasts
Understand success metrics (TV ratings, engagement, etc.)
What you’ll bring:

4-year degree or equivalent work experience; Journalism degree preferred
TV news experience as a reporter with an investigative mindset and background
Ability to be an extremely organized, strategic thinker
Ability to direct others – both above and below - to promote and present content
Understanding of target audiences
Ability to file and follow-up on FOIA and public records
Clear understanding of journalism rules and laws as well as journalists’ rights to records and meetings
Understanding of TV promotion concepts
Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems
Ability to be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
Ability to be a self-starter who works well with minimal supervision
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Thorough knowledge of media law
Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment
What 4 News Now offers:

We’re a dynamic and progressive family-owned business that values our employees, our culture, and our community
We are a team of talented and creative professionals. Who wouldn’t want to work with the best in the business?
Mentoring and training programs to promote success in your role
Medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and long term disability insurance, EAP, flexible spending account, 401(k), paid time off including vacation, sick, personal days, and holidays

We are an equal opportunity employer


Organization: KXLY/4 News Now-Morgan Murphy Media
Location: Spokane WA US
Date Posted: April 20, 2021
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