Investigative All Media Journalist III

Cox Enterprises, Dayton, OH 45402

Work at Cox Enterprises

Duration: Full-Time

Primary Location: 601 E. Third St, Dayton, OH, USA

Division: Cox Enterprises

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 224357

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We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Dayton Daily News seeks a curious investigative All Media Journalist who is an expert on public records, knows how to ask tough questions and will find solutions to the biggest issues facing the Miami Valley through their reporting.

The position calls for producing digital-first investigative content, engaging the audience in social media and using digital tools like podcasts, videos and other formats to help deliver our investigative news to our readers.

The successful candidate should be dogged, organized, self-directed and analytical. They must be a master of using public records to deeply report a story, building a network of sources to provide tips, and using data to add context. They should be able to translate complex ideas and willing to experiment with creative ways to tell a story. Their ability to meet deadlines and work well within a team and collaborate with other to maximize the impact of their coverage is critical.

This person also will be expected to engage the community to lead to change and impact from their reporting and must be comfortable with public speaking.


  • Possesses expert understanding of public records access and libel laws in Ohio.
  • Displays a strong sense of urgency, high energy and tenacity to get the best, most complete content for readers.
  • Develops and nurtures sources, building relationships that result in scoops.
  • Generates impactful story ideas.
  • Ease with data analytic tools such as Excel, Microsoft Access and Google docs.
  • Understands and simplifies complex issues, and writes clearly and quickly.
  • Knows how to manage social media profiles, as well as interacts/responds to tips or comments.
  • Experience with or willingness to experiment and learn digital storytelling techniques, including a possible podcast.
  • Familiar with digital analytical tools and how to use them to inform decisions about what to cover and how to present it.
  • Works in communication with investigative team leader and investigative managing editor but will often be self-directed.
  • Serves as a leader on complicated and difficult story assignments.
  • Ability to speak in public at community forums or other events connected to reporting.
  • Generates clean and concise copy and is well-versed in AP Style.
  • Generates work that is balanced, fair, complete, in-depth, and incorporating a diverse range of sources. Copy should not contain errors of fact or judgment and should not include any issues of bias.
  • Uses time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Uses SEO, videos, photos, data, interactive elements and other tactics to optimize content for digital, including ability to produce or learn how to make videos and photos.


  • Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Education and experience in digital news production preferred.
  • Three years experience at daily news content creation preferred.
  • Requirement may change over time depending on technology and company priorities.
  • Possesses a valid drivers license. Must be able to provide their own transportation to work assignments.

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