Investigative Reporter

Posted by Hubbard Broadcasting

Albuquerque, NM
Posted: 2018-04-17


We are looking for an aggressive, organized, compelling storyteller to work in our award winning ‘4 Investigates’ unit.  The right candidate will have at least 3 years reporting experience including hard hitting, relevant investigative work to show us.  


We strongly believe that the power of investigative journalism should be married to our station’s commitment to service.  With that in mind, KOB’s investigative unit also doubles as a special projects unit.  In the past, the Investigative/Special Projects Unit has managed the station’s political content and created campaigns to inform voters with solid, fact checked journalism.  If selected, you too will double as a special projects reporter.      

The reporter hired may also be called on to turn general assignment stories as needed or even possibly as frequent as one day per week. 

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Travel to scenes where news is happening.  Prepares enterprise stories.  Writes, produces, and reports under deadline pressure.  Ability to work flexible hours is a must. You must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and be insurable (driving record will be checked).


The candidates who pique our interest will have examples of work that show:

  • You know how to research and turn that research into a compelling story.  We would love to see an example of how you took mundane, raw data and turned it into a compelling story.
  • You aren’t afraid to ask difficult questions.  We very much want to see you ask tough questions and see how the person you interviewed responded.  Confrontational and unscheduled interviews are at times necessary and appropriate,and you must show us that you are not intimidated by this style of accountability, even when someone is running away from you.  
  • You are a natural at creative, demonstrative, show-and-tell standups and live shots.  (In fact, if you don’t have this on your reel, don’t bother submitting.)
  • You understand viewer advocacy journalism and have a great story to show for it. What can you show us that proves you are interested in being an advocate for our viewers and know how to help find solutions to their problems.

The following physical requirements are typical but not all-inclusive:  Dexterity to operate equipment and computer keyboard.  Sufficient mobility to get around the building as well as climb in and out of vehicles, etc.  Able to work in all types of weather conditions.  Able to see well with sufficient hearing.

Job# 24-18
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer