Investigative Reporter CBS 11

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Ref#: 32079
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Fort Worth, TX, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:

Position Purpose:  To focus on deep digging investigative reports relevant to the DFW area.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Enterprise, creating, researching and writing investigative stories for newscasts, specials, or special events.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Computer-Assisted Reporting techniques, database building skills, web research skills.
  • Work with management, producers, photographers, other news personnel and attorneys, in creating and airing news stories and maintaining story accuracy and content
  • Present well-documented stories in an interesting manner while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and accuracy.
  • Reporting live from appropriate locations as needed for the presentation of investigative and general assignment reports.
  • Monitoring tip lines and other sources to develop investigative and consumer-oriented ideas.
  • Develop investigative angles to daily and breaking news events, writing and preparing for immediate broadcast and publication via the web.
  • Work with web producers and other staff to develop in-depth web presentations to accompany on-air investigative reports. 
  • Engage on multiple social media levels to develop, recruit, and deliver stories.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Five years experience as an investigative reporter in a medium to large market preferred.

  • Journalism or allied degree preferred.

  • Must be willing to work an often unpredictable and flexible schedule as assigned

  • Shooting and editing skills helpful, but not required.

                                                                                                                                             

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with a link to your reel:

Web Site: www.cbsdfw.com/jobs

 

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

               


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