News Channel 3, WREG-TV, Memphis (CBS affiliate) is hunting for an aggressive investigative reporter to join a team with a proven, highly recognized investigative brand. The successful applicant must be creative, tenacious, ethical, competitive and a team player. Solid researching skills are required. Will be working with an award-winning team that is committed to balance and accuracy. We hold people accountable, push for action and search for solutions.
Core Job Functions:
- Organize research, write and produce original investigative news stories, both for broadcast and for the Internet.
- Develop human sources to generate story ideas, as well as respond to viewer-submitted tips.
- Use public records, the Internet, and computer databases to research and analyze facts, statistics and trends.
- Work with producer, photographers and editors to produce investigative stories both for broadcast and for the Internet.
- Perform other duties as needed and directed by news leadership.
Minimum Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Command of the English language, secondary language such as Spanish, helpful. Should be able to write in complete sentences with proper spelling, punctuation and format. Should be able to function under extreme stress and deadline pressures. Experience in reporting and news gathering preferred. Should have working knowledge of the Internet and feel comfortable using computers and electronic newsgathering equipment.
A four year degree in liberal arts or journalism is preferred and/or five years ‘work experience.
Dexterity for operating keys and buttons on computer and typewriter. Vision and hearing and vocal communication skills used to gather and report news. Ability to climb ladders and get in remote places to report stories. Ability to use radios, audio equipment, telephones, etc. in newsgathering. Works, as required, outdoors in all kinds and extremes of weather. Must be able to drive a vehicle.
Statement about Other Duties:
While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different functions be performed when circumstances change or exigencies require it.
If you are good enough to win this job, you'll have the privilege of working in one of the sauciest cities for news in America. You do not have to like Barbeque or The Blues, but a good sense of humor is a must. Find out why song writers sing about Memphis more than any other city in the world. Don’t believe me? Read this: http://www.memphisrocknsoul.org/over1000songs
If you are interested, apply in writing to Bruce Moore, WREG-TV, 803 Channel 3 Drive, Memphis, TN 38103 or email Bruce.Moore@wreg.com.
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