Investigative MSJ
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

Job Description

Idaho's #1 television station KTVB, the NBC affiliate in Boise, is leading local media into the future and seeking an investigative storyteller to excel in this digital age of journalism. Our ideal candidate will be able to work on short-term and long-term investigative projects while proactively contributing general assignment and breaking news content. We want an investigator with a proven reputation as an ethical, trusted journalist who can create unique, exciting and shareable consumer-focused content on all platforms. Our ideal candidate has expert social media skills and can demonstrate proficiency in using social media to gather information. This journalist needs to be skilled in using the latest investigative tools and techniques to generate, shoot, and edit their content.  ​​​

In this role, you will: 

  • Enterprise and develop investigative stories
  • Report on general assignment news of the day
  • Help with production ideas for data content in on-air and online stories
  • Develop great sources and contacts
  • Dig into complex and important issues
  • Write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Deliver on-air news in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Produce investigations that are unique and captivating
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer​

Job Requirements

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Experience with CAP, LexisNexis and NICAR preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Sony XP and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events​

 

About TEGNA 

 

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

The KTVB News Group is a television, digital media, mobile and social media organization dedicated to news, weather, entertainment and sports. KTVB's products reach more Idahoans each day than any other news organization in Idaho. Founded in 1953, the KTVB News Group has more than 100 employees based in Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho. Products include KTVB-TV, KTVB.COM, KTVB Mobile and KTFT-TV.