KHOU 11 News, a TEGNA Media company in Houston, TX, is seeking a dynamic Investigative Reporter to excel in this digital age of journalism. We want great storytellers with proven reputations as ethical, trusted journalists who can create unique, exciting and shareable content on all platforms. These journalists are skilled in using the latest tools and techniques to produce impactful investigations.
In this role, you will:
Dig into complex and important issues.
Enterprise investigative stories.
Develop great sources and contacts.
Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner for multiple platforms.
Social media skills and presence
Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
Present exciting live reports with current technology.
Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.
Heres what you need:
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
2-5 years of experience preferred
Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking preferred
Experience in computer assisted reporting
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news reporting
Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines and multiple projects
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
KHOU 11 offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, EAP, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holiday, paid time off, and 401(k). No phone calls please. Due to the volume received, we are unable to provide status updates on individual applications.