Just in the last two years, the KPRC team has produced high-impact investigative stories that have created changes in Texas open records laws. Our reporting resulted in the removal of dozens of abandoned cars from the city’s vast network of bayous. We forced the Houston Fire Department to train staff in swift water rescue procedures after the deaths of 3 citizens during a severe storm. We exposed a towing company accused of organized crime and the city council members who helped get them a city contract. And most recently our reporting sparked international outrage after uncovering the jailing of a mentally ill rape victim for nearly a month.
You’ll be expected to generate similar groundbreaking original investigative stories by developing sources, following up on calls left on the station tipline and enterprising promotable investigative ideas. You’ll thrive on creative and memorable storytelling and you’ll have a team of nationally recognized photographers, producers, editors and managers to support your work. You’ll also be a key member of our on-air reporting team during major breaking news, working investigative angles that give our coverage a unique edge over the competition. KPRC’s next investigative reporter will have a large social media footprint and will leverage social media to generate stories, gather viewer input and showcase his or her work. And you’ll get to do it all in a brand new next generation broadcast facility, scheduled for completion in early 2017.
• Five years of experience as television investigative reporter.
• Ability to juggle daily and long term investigative projects
• Experience developing data driven investigations using CAR
• Experience with hidden camera equipment and surveillance techniques
• Familiarity with public databases and investigative search engines
• Ability to cover major breaking news as required
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure, deadline driven newsroom
• Experience using social media sites, editing and posting video for digital platforms
• Knowledge of libel, copyright laws, FCC, state and local privacy laws
• College degree in Journalism / Communications preferred