National VERIFY Researcher

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

Job Description

WFAA, in Dallas, Texas, a TEGNA Media station has immediate openings for fact-checking journalists interested in politics and current events. As VERIFY Researchers, this role will offer the opportunity for investigative researchers to work with staff across all TEGNA markets. Researchers would be members of TEGNA’s growing national VERIFY team which focuses on fact-checking stories that appeal to a national audience.

Assignments include fact checking, investigative research and working in digital mediums to present research and “VERIFY” fact-checks to different communities. Your primary role will be to Verify and fact check the days news, particularly as it pertains to the 2020 election. Researchers will also help research, fact-check and present stories for individual newsrooms across the country as needed.​​​

Job Requirements

Recent College Graduate with a Bachelors degree or higher.  Preference is for graduates with degrees in Journalism, Political Science or other applicable fields.  Passion for storytelling, strong writing, and social media skills.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and available to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends if necessary.


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