Investigative Producer

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

Job Description

KENS 5, a TEGNA Media company in San Antonio, TX is seeking an Investigative Producer.  We want an investigator with a proven reputation as an ethical, trusted journalist who can create unique, exciting and shareable content on all platforms.  This person will work hand in hand with our investigative reporter, using the latest tools and techniques to produce impactful investigations.

You’ll be asked to try new things, get creative, and be flexible. A passion for storytelling is a must.  It would help if you have training in shooting, editing, and social media.  You also need to research and write. But one of the keys to this gig is being data digger, a deep diver, and someone who doesn’t take no for answer.

In this role, you will:

  • Dig into complex and important issues.
  • Enterprise investigative stories.
  • Develop great sources and contacts.
  • Develop story ideas, write, and possibly shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for multiple platforms.
  • Social media skills and presence
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor.

Job Requirements

Here’s what you need:

  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • Minimum four years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in all aspects of storytelling on multiple platforms. Data gathering, interpreting and translating that information into cool content
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing, preferably Adobe Premier Pro
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • A willingness to work hard, fire up the imagination, and collaborate


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 47 television stations and two radio stations in 39 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 35 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 delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit

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.


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About Us

KENS 5 is the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, TX.  KENS 5 has served the greater San Antonio area by delivering important news, information and entertainment programming.  KENS 5 broadcasts several newscasts throughout the day as well as provides 24-hour news coverage via, through social media, and mobile platforms.  In addition, KENS 5 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community via community sponsorships.