Investigative Reporter - WPXI TV in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 3/9/2023

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Job Summary

This Investigative Reporter at WPXI will help break significant, investigative stories. The successful candidate should love to dig for extra information, love to be live in the field and expect to win. This seasoned journalist must have strong research and writing skills while working on daily investigative and long-term investigative stories. The successful candidate should also be hungry to use new technology to present stories and be adept at using social media to gather and break stories. 


  • Report for station’s newscasts 
  • Strong on-air and communication skills 
  • Excel at breaking and enterprising significant, local stories 
  • Research and write investigative stories 
  • Help support daily and long-term investigative work 
  • Be responsible for investigative content on all platforms 
  • Perform surveillance or undercover work as necessary 
  • Strong journalistic and editorial judgment 
  • Computer Assisted Reporting skills preferred 
  • Work collaboratively with News Managers, Producers and Assignment Editors 
  • Regularly post content and engage with audiences on social media platforms 
  • Make public appearances, representing the station in community events 
  • Understanding of basic federal, state and local laws 
  • Other duties may be assigned 



What we look for


  • A minimum of 5 years professional investigative reporting experience in local TV news is preferred 
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Journalism or Communications preferred 
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure 
  • Able to handle breaking news with ease 
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism 
  • Must be well-read on current affairs and have a wide range working knowledge and understanding of general interest subjects 


CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

CMG provides valuable local and national journalism and entertainment content to the people and communities it serves. The company's businesses include 14 high-quality, market-leading television brands in 9 markets; 52 top-performing radio stations delivering multiple genres of content in 11 markets; a Washington, DC news bureau; and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's TV portfolio includes multiple primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Telemundo and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

CMG may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or during employment as a term and condition of employment unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law.

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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