KBTX is looking for a motivated investigative reporter to join our award-winning news team.
In this position, you’ll develop both long and short term investigations, with a focus on uncovering the human story behind each story.
The ideal candidate should be well versed in public information laws nationally and in Texas, comfortable working with data, and have a natural urge to dig deeper. You must be independently enterprise content and use your storytelling skills to offer meaningful context to issues affecting the Brazos Valley.
In 2018, KBTX was honored as the Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year for our investigative work. You’re joining a team of exceptional journalists that are committed to our community and work to make it better, both on and off camera.
Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited, to:
• Work with news director and investigative team to develop responsible, thoughtful investigative journalism.
• Develop a regular, multi-dimensional investigative presence in KBTX newscasts and digital platforms
• Meet daily and weekly deadlines in a fast-paced environment, including a strong digital plan tailored to your assignment and long-term projects.
• Create and facilitate strong working relationships with trusted sources and community leaders.
• Develop franchise content, which may require travel and time outside of a standard workday.
Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and work flexibly. This position may require holiday work.
Two years of experience in a TV newsroom, as well as a college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field are expected. Experience in reviewing legal/court documents, FOIA/TPIA and submitting open records requests to obtain information is a must. A strong candidate will have experience with data journalism, know their way around a courthouse, and have an established and responsible presence on digital platforms, including station website, social media and OTT. Experience with ENPS or Sony XPRI non-linear editing software is a big plus.
KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18 county area known as the Brazos Valley. For more than 60 years, we’ve been the dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces six newscasts each weekday and three each weekend, totaling nearly 25 hours each week.
KBTX is routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press, RTDNA and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2019, the station was honored with the Texas Associaton of Broadcasters’ Bonner McLane Public Service award, as well as three regional Murrow Awards for best breaking news coverage, continuing coverage and newscast. KBTX is also a recent Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year.
KBTX has launched the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists and network executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation’s largest television markets. The work family of KBTX is made up of a group of dedicated, professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission.
Bryan-College Station, Texas is a community of more than 250,000 people and the largest single metro in the Waco-Temple-Bryan DMA. The twin cities have a unique small town feeling, but offers big city amenities, including a vibrant arts community, a city-wide, all-terrain trail system and world-class dining and nightlife. Bryan and College Station are routinely recognized as a leader in quality of life and as one of the fastest growing communities in the country.
College Station is also home to Texas A&M University, the nation’s largest university. Aggie home football games attract more than 100,000 in the stands, with tens of thousands more camped outside celebrating at tailgates during football weekends.
Learn more about KBTX at www.kbtx.com.