Investigative Reporter - KNBC
Universal City, CA
Investigative Reporter - KNBC About Us: NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Apply here.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities
Responsibilities • Perform on-air reporting responsibilities for designated NBC4 newscast or program across KNBC’s multiple platforms • Research, develop, write, edit and produce ground breaking investigative news stories, and present in a fair, accurate and unbiased manner • Collaborate with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce NBC4 news specials and packages based on either breaking or pre-planned stories • Generate long and short-term investigative story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews • Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories • Develop and maintain a network of news sources providing access to exclusive local stories • Build relationships within the community for the purpose of developing connections to story leads • Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects • Perform fill-in and other temporary assignments, as needed.
Skills / Qualifications
Qualifications/Requirements Basic Qualifications: • Minimum 5 years of experience as television reporter in a top 20 market • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field, or equivalent work experience • Proven track record of strong writing, storytelling and live reporting skills • Past experience doing investigative reporting Eligibility Requirements: • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA and/or Riverside or Orange County Bureaus • Must have a flexible schedule with ability to work any of a 24x7 shift and willingness to travel and work long hours and on weekends with short notice • Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union if not already a member and remain a member in good standing of that Union • Must have a valid driver’s license • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. Desired Characteristics • Minimum 5 years of experience as television reporter in top 10 market • Solid news judgment, strong writing and research skills • Experience in a variety of on-air reporting functions including anchoring, investigations, franchises, etc. • Very strong speech skills with the ability to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news • Strong understanding and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, prioritize decisions, and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently in a high pressure, breaking news environment • Effective self-starter with the proven ability to generate and produce news stories • Proficiency delivering enterprising stories • Experience being actively engaged in editorial processes and meetings • Knowledge of non-linear editing and shooting workflow • Proficient with Social Media Platforms (Instragram, Facebook, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) • Understanding of emerging news production techniques and technology, with a pioneering spirit with desire to learn emerging technologies and invent the future • Good collaborative and interpersonal skills to communicate at all levels • Bilingual proficiency in English/Spanish both verbally and in written word • Believes that teams are smarter and more dynamic together.