About the Job
Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is a leader in the media industry with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated classic television network, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, tNhe “DECADES” Network, the “H&I” Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel’s local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.
General Job Description:
ABC57 in South Bend, Indiana, is seeking an experienced Investigative Reporter to join the evening team. The storyteller we are looking for is a personable and versatile communicator with exceptional reporting and writing skills for all of our platforms. The ideal candidate has a passion for investigative and enterprise storytelling.
Generate long and short-term investigative news projects and content
Contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events
Research and report current events happening in the local community, as well as state, national and international regions.
Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive story content and news reports
Evaluates news leads and tips to develop story ideas.
Reporting, as assigned, contributing to our website and social media platforms.
Other duties, as assigned.
At least two years of reporting experience in a smaller market and a degree in Journalism or related field required.
Ability to handle multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
Strong news judgment.
Knowledge of legal and ethical requirements for investigative reporting
Ability to engage audiences on all platforms.
Strong enterprise reporting.
Passionate about covering local news.
Excels in live coverage, field anchoring, investigative, and special project development.
If you have what we are looking for, please apply with your resume, cover letter, and a link to your demo reel.
Our Perks & Benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Package
Long Term Disability Insurance
401k with Company Match
Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave
Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.
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