Investigative Journalist – Capitol Hill

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The Real News Network and Baltimore Studios is currently seeking an Investigative Journalist to be our Capitol Hill Correspondent in Washington, DC.

About Us:

The Real News Network (TRNN) is a news and documentary network producing independent and uncompromising journalism. We produce daily news pieces with a global and local focus which are viewed over 6 million times a month. The network is non-profit, supported by members, individual donors and foundations. We do not accept advertising or funding from any government or corporation.

Job Summary:

TRNN is seeking an enterprising and aggressive Investigative Journalist.  The person we seek to join our staff, will bring a unique combination of journalistic and broadcasting experience to the position along with the demonstrated ability to develop, break and regularly report stories.  We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable.  Strong writing skills, knowledge of current events; and a commitment to TRNN’s editorial policy and ethic is essential.  Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must. 

Job Responsibilities:

·       Research, develop, write and produce ground-breaking investigative news stories

·       Generate long and short-term investigative news projects

·       Contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events

·       Provide investigative content across all of TRNN’s on-air and digital platforms

·       Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports

·       Identify and pitch investigative angles to TRNN’s producers and Editorial staff

·       Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process and file requests when necessary

·       Work closely with TRNN’s producers and Editorial staff to refine investigative pitches and story scripts

·       Willingness to perform basic video shooting and editing

·       Maintain an active social media presence to build brand and solicit original story ideas

·       Able to travel and work overtime and weekends with short notice

·       Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

·       Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Broadcast Journalism or related field

·       Minimum of 3 years of experience presenting stories live on-camera preferred

·       Minimum of 5 years of experience working as an investigative journalist

·       Strong storytelling and television writing skills

·       Must be able to provide a reel/portfolio of work examples – if available, include a web address when you submit your resume

·       Must be willing to work in Washington, DC and periodically work in Baltimore, MD

·       Familiarity with US Foreign Policy and Congressional issues is preferred

Skills and Abilities:

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Excellent creating thinking and critical thinking skills

·       Experience using Final Cut and Adobe Premiere Pro is a plus

·       Proven understanding and demonstration of creativity, editorial judgment, journalistic ethics, and libel laws

·       Strong organizational and team communication skills

·       Excellent interviewing and on-camera presentation skills

·       Ability to manage multiple projects/responsibilities at the same time

Compensation and Benefits:

·       Competitive salary; commensurate with experience

·       Benefits package available

·       Please send your application to [email protected]