Editing, News & Journalism, Research, Writing
To be discussed.
The KSDK Investigative Researcher will embrace KSDK’s standard of news reporting and investigative excellence while boldly advancing the 5 OYS brand across multiple platforms.
We are looking for a meticulous self-teacher who is driven to “get the answers” by using rigorous, critical thinking and exhaustive research; someone who can work calmly under deadline pressure; yet someone who is also imaginative, visually creative, curious, empathetic about people, and has strong writing skills.
As a researcher, you will work on both long-form investigations and day-of stories. This will include procuring and analyzing data from local, state, and federal government agencies; and structuring and cleaning data using Access, Excel, or other software.
This position requires a strong knowledge of public documents and online sources of data, assorted internet sites, and social media that are useful during breaking news. A knowledge of open records and FOIA law is a plus, as is experience with data visualization tools such as Google Fusion Tables, Google maps, mapping and graphic design software.
The Investigative Researcher will also have responsibility for researching and pitching story ideas, writing and copy-editing stories, handling tips from the public and, at times, conducting on-camera interviews of story subjects.
This is a 30-hour a week, “part-time” position.
– A minimum two-years’ experience in data research.
* Bachelor’s Degree
– Experience in broadcast journalism
– Strong critical thinking skills
– Ability to work independently and calmly under pressure and deadlines
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and other powerful brands such as G/O Digital and Cofactor. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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