Investigative Reporter in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 4/14/2021

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Job Summary

WSB-TV is seeking an experienced Investigative Reporter to join their team!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, write, produce and present investigative and news stories on television, the web and mobile.
  • Enterprise stories by developing sources and contacts.  
  • Make creative use of live technology to help tell a story. 
  • Understand and implement station’s research-based goals. 
  • Writes and produces packages and reports live.  
  • Write and produce content for WSBTV.COM; use public records requests and FOIA to obtain information; use databases to research statistics and facts; gather and verify facts through interviews, research and surveillance if necessary.  
  • Responsible for producing daily enterprise stories as well as investigative stories for major ratings periods.  
  • Schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed.  
  • Actively and responsibly participates in social media to extend station brand. 



 

 

What we look for

  • Must have strong writing and editorial skills; professional, smooth on-camera delivery; ability to handle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines; ability to develop highly promotable ideas for ratings periods; computer literacy with database experience; ability to handle projects from start to finish, collaborating with special projects producers; knowledge of legal and ethical requirements for investigative reporting; experience on surveillance shoots; ability to ad-lib in breaking news situations; ability to make quick decisions and turn multiple stories in a day when necessary; ability to develop sources and build relationships to generate stories; strong communication skills; flexibility to work unusual hours at times.  
  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years investigative reporter experience in medium to large television markets.

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