Investigative MMJ/Reporter

WALA, a Meredith Corporation TV Station is looking for an Investigative MMJ/Reporter.

The Investigative Reporter researches and produces hard edge, compelling, and aggressive investigative stories that support the station committed to you brand. This position obtains and verifies evidence by interviewing, observing, or by analyzing records.   The Investigative Reporter accurately reports investigative stories which may impact and/or create controversy in the local community.  Presents live and pre-recorded material on all media platforms and initiatives such as web, digital and social media. Investigative MMJ/Reporter may be required to shoot and edit.

Performs in depth research and observation (including undercover) for information to tell a story uncovering unethical behavior, practices or policies.  Develops, produces and reports findings for various newscasts. Determines scope, timing, and direction of investigations.

Follows actions of local government and business leaders on a regular basis; attends board meetings, interviews officials and monitors issues of continuing community interest.

Identifies issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of story idea, complaints in community or allegations of unethical behavior or practices. Examines records to locate links in chains of evidence or information.  Prepares reports that detail investigation findings.

Assists other reporters with story sources and investigative leads.

May anchor a news cast on a temporary basis or as a development opportunity.

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Broadcasting or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.

Three to five years related reporting experience.  Investigative experience strongly preferred.

Strong understanding of undercover reporting – legal, journalism, ethical issue, strong writing,

Must be understand/able to use news management software and editing, preferably, iNews and Avid.

Must possess strong research, journalism and storytelling skills.

Must possess strong organization skills.

Ability to multi task and manage short and long-term projects.

Must possess strong writing skills a priority.

Ability to work under minimal supervision.

Strong on-air presence.