Investigative Reporter

Sacramento, California
Aug 13, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

KCRA 3, the #1 station in the Sacramento market is looking for a strong, take-charge investigative reporter who hits the ground running every day.  The successful candidate is aggressive, thrives on breaking stories and is highly competitive on television, digital and social.  The KCRA 3 News Team sets a high bar for excellent journalism. We value strong enterprise reporting and we are looking for someone who finds stories that lead newscasts. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards. 
  • Generates strong story ideas that can lead newscasts.
  • Develops sources who provide tips, early access to information and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Pushes the envelope with creative storytelling formats for all platforms.
  • Can juggle stories and projects along multiple timelines, demonstrating exceptional time-management skills.
  • Effective at making public information requests, following up with agencies and mining the data to identify important stories.
  • Passionate about making viewers care about complex issues while finding emotional and impactful components.
  • Collaborates with news managers to dig into the big story of the day for topical investigations that accentuate unique angles and exclusive content.

Qualifications Requirements: 

  • Strong writing and storytelling skills.
  • Dynamic live reporting skills.
  • Ability to work under very tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends. 

Experience Requirements: 

  • Past reporting experience (2-5 Years) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover.
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience.
  • Related military experience will be considered.


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