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Investigative Reporter – KMTV, Omaha

KMTV 3 News Now Investigative Reporter

The E.W. Scripps news station 3KMTV News Now Omaha is hiring an Investigative Reporter. This person will join the I-Team and must be an expert at requesting key documents and the persistence to dig through the fine details and find the facts. We need someone experienced with FOIA requests and who understands computer-assisted-reporting (CAR). You must be a great storyteller and know how to cultivate strong sources to enterprise fresh lead stories.


 Develop, create and research news leads and news tips to develop story ideas.

 Uncover stories through investigation and research.

 Use computer database to research statistics and facts.

 Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.

 Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

 Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories.

 Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.

 Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration

 Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.

 Write and produce quality news stories for multiple media platforms.

 Work cooperatively with photographer assigned to story, if one is assigned.

 Assist news producer in preparing newscast.

 Assist online staff in preparing for multi media stories.

 Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.


 Bachelors degree in broadcast journalism or related degree or equivalent years of experience

 At least 2 years of professional investigative reporting preferred.


 Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems.

 Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.

 Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

 Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.

 Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.

 Proficient at posting content to various websites.

 Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

 Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

 Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

http://www.scripps.com/careers 10714 Mockingbird Drive / Omaha, NE 68127


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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