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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Investigative Reporter

Publishing and Broadcasting

Reporter, Closed Microphone


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Iowa's News Now is looking for an investigative multimedia journalist who isn’t afraid to hold people in powerful positions accountable.

KGAN has a history of award winning, impactful investigative journalism. If you thrived off that kind of advocacy storytelling, keep reading!

Our next investigator will be a leader in innovative and visual storytelling, as well as being the editorial leader successfully navigating through both immediate and long-term investigative series.

The ideal candidate will have experience in open records, FOIA, media law, social and digital production. In addition to investigative pieces, this investigator will thrive off digging into investigative angles for breaking news.


  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
  • Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories
  • Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis
  • Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Investigative Producer on “web extra” content for each investigation
  • Maintain an active social media presence to build our brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work with news leadership to enterprise & develop investigative stories daily and longer term
  • Demonstrate compelling storytelling using dynamic live shots, stand-ups, creative graphics, and visual punctuation.
  • Promote teamwork and maintain an attitude of cooperation.


  • Must be able to develop and maintain sources
  • Ability to shoot and edit for air
  • Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must
  • Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input
  • Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential
  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events
  • 3 years of reporting experience preferred
  • History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred

While applying please provide an online portfolio / reel link for review.

We offer an excellent benefit package which includes medial, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), three weeks vacation, flex spending, employee discounts and much more!

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.