Investigative Reporter

Memphis, Tennessee
Aug 03, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time





Job Description:






All our journalists are charged with investigating the stories we deliver, but our Investigative Reporters lead the way.Investigators look to the days’ news and do the extra digging on the content making headlines, and they spend additional time working on deeper investigative content, which air as marquee stories inside our broadcasts.






They are required to maintain a strong digital and social media presence and meet station set goals each day.






Reports all platforms:






-Strong reading and writing skills



-Develops sources and investigates story tips



-Writes stories for use both on-line and on-air



-Is familiar with pronunciation of names and places in stories



-Utilizes AP style guide



-Breaks stories through excellent use of community contacts and journalistic investigative skills



-Field reports as assigned or as needed



-Works directly with broadcast producer for success of show



-Produces special reports - develops brand consistent sweep story ideas with investigative edge for each sweeps period



-Creates and maintains story notes and files in the I-News electronic system



-Develops and maintains contacts



-Participates in news editorial process including story pitching, vetting, digital delivery and development of enterprise content












  • College Degree in Related Field.  Minimum of 2 years professional experience


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities



  • Must be able to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and holidays.


  • Maintains professional appearance, works with News Director prior to any radical changes


  • Works to put best personal appearance forth on air


  • Makes station appearances as requested by Community Affairs or others


  • Maintains professional standards in public as representative of station









About Cox Media Group




Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-TN-Memphis-485 S Highland St

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Variable

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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