Investigative Reporter

Date Posted: 11/23/2019

Job Description

KSDK Five on Your Side is looking for an Investigative Reporter who will use story telling skills, superior writing and excellent news judgement to shine a light on problems and issues that will ultimately make St. Louis a better place.  

The new hire will work with a team in the Five on Your Side investigative unit to create stories on air and on line that will be hallmarks of our newscast and our on line platforms.

The reporter will develop story ideas, find key sources,  analyze data and share skills in production and graphics that will make stories memorable.


  • Develop story ideas for long form and daily turn pieces, on air and on line
  • Work collaboratively in the investigative team to create innovative material 
  • Develop original content by finding and maintaining sources 
  • Request public data and documents using federal state and local open records laws 
  • Procure information and background with skills in social media and other platforms. 
  • Analyze public records and data to create or enhance story materials

Job Requirements


  • BA or BS in journalism and communications
  • Proven track record in investigative journalism
  • Three years plus in investigative work
  • Superior skills for covering breaking news
  • Competencies in  social listening
  • Ability to use and analyze  public records and data
  • Understanding of the tenets of professional journalism
  • Ability to generate creative and engaging content
  • Organizational skills
  • Passion for investigations



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




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

We are not a TV station.

We are an information center that believes in connecting with our communities across all platforms with a passion for advocacy, pride in community service and above all, excellence in journalism.

Day in and day out, EVERYONE at KSDK is committed to inform and protect, to showcase the greatness of St. Louis and celebrate the remarkable people who live here.

Yes, our trophy case has 70 years of journalistic hardware, but that is NOT where we hang our hat. At KSDK, we are here for something bigger than ourselves – the opportunity to serve the greater good of St. Louis. We are part of the community, and they are part of us.

We are 5 On Your Side.

If the above made you feel inspired, excited, empathetic or any emotion that motivates you do to amazing things, apply now!