KOIN 6, A Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. Television Station in Portland, Oregon is seeking a candidate with on-air commercial television experience as an investigative reporter.
This reporter will be expected to find an investigative angle on daily coverage every day. These stories should go beyond the basics of general assignment reporting and storytelling to also:
1) uncover/reveal a problem;
2) hold those responsible for the problem accountable; and
3) press for a solution to the problem.
In addition to these daily reports, this reporter will also cover a specific investigative beat and could have the opportunity to work on larger, long-term investigations.
Education/Experience: Candidates must have a minimum of five years reporting experience, including at least two years of investigative reporting. This is not an entry-level position. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred.
Requirements: Candidates must have a resume and online link showing investigative work. Candidates should know the basics of data analysis, public information requests and backgrounding. They should also be open to collaboration with an entire team of seasoned investigators, and they must have a track record of enterprising story ideas and developing key sources. Previous work must demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots and stand-ups, creative graphics and use of digital and social media platforms.
• Develop ideas for realistic, executable, timely and important investigations on a daily basis.
• Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation.
• Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline.
Additional Qualifications: Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills. Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel. Proficient at screening and logging video and providing written editing instructions to tape editors. Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters. Possess exceptional research skills. Ability to shoot and edit is preferred.
Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures.
Note: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
TO APPLY: Please visit the Work for us page on our Website at www.koin.com https://bit.ly/2NpjYBu or at the Nexstar Website at: https://bit.ly/2JxnUO8 to complete the application process.
About Us: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland’s CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out For You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.