Investigative Reporter - WSB TV in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/20/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

CMG WSB TV is looking for an Investigative Reporter that pursues data driven stories that uncover consumer fraud, government waste and other injustices.  

This individual must also be adept at delivering topical investigations on the big story of the day. He or she must also be proficient at using social media to gather and break stories. Strong storytelling and ability to consistently execute active and engaging live shots is a must. 


Enterprise ideas and develop relationships with sources -  20%

  • Reach out to sources and fosters a relationship
  • Remain extremely knowledgeable of all local and national news
  • Pitch original, local stories with impact
  • Follow research guidelines when fertilizing ideas

Crafts & presents stories – 70%

  • Work with photojournalist to craft a story that includes real people
  • May need to shoot & edit story
  • Write accurate, grammatically correct scripts
  • Dig for information
  • Follow time guidelines
  • Present stories live as needed

Update the web – 10%

  • Uses station guidelines in using social media.



What we look for


  • Degree in journalism or related field
  • 5 years reporting experience
  • The ability to multitask, strong organizational skills and solid news judgment
  • Must be able to keep a cool head under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are a must.


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.


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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