KCRA 3, the news leader in Sacramento and a Hearst Television station, is seeking a dynamic and innovative journalist who will lead our investigative and special projects unit. “Where the News Comes First” is not only our brand – it’s our deep commitment to journalistic excellence. We are looking for someone who will uncover and execute high-impact content that can effect change in California. In-person attendance is required.
Lead the development and creation of multi-platform investigative content and news specials.
Encourage the team to take risks and innovate to tell powerful stories.
Lead data journalism projects to create visualizations, interactives and other dynamic content that tell vibrant stories from raw information.
Develop investigative angles that elevate breaking news coverage and big stories of the day.
Foster a culture of enterprising content in our diverse community.
Proactively collaborate with other departments to effectively market our work.
Demonstrate exceptional ethics and news judgment.
Have a strong understanding of the First Amendment and related laws.
Exhibit superb organizational skills while managing multiple projects.
Thorough understanding of open records processes and data analysis
A history of creating impactful work on across multiple platforms
Experience with long-form documentary production
At least five years of management experience in television, newspaper or digital news
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field
Bilingual experience is a plus.
Military DINFOS experience will be considered.
As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.