KRQE News (Albuquerque, NM), a #DigitalFirst operation with a focus on delivering local content on a 24/7 basis across all platforms, is seeking a Digital/Data Reporter to join the digital team in the news department. In this position you will work with our news team to identify, research, and investigate stories through data to craft new and innovative ways of storytelling through analysis and visualizations. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

Digs deeper into a story through public records and FOIAs
Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
Gathers information about events through research, databases, interviews and IPRA’s
Assist producers and reporters with brainstorming, finding, fine-tuning, fact-checking, and analyzing content
Pitches stories to digital managers and digital producers which are relevant to the local community
Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
Discusses issues with digital producers and/or digital/news managers to establish priorities or positions
Checks reference materials such as public records, credible online sources, or news files to obtain relevant facts
Revises work to meet editorial approval
Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
Maintains presence and engages professionally on social media

Requirements & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Must have strong database management, data interpretation, and presentation skills
Excellent communication skills both oral and written
Superior multi-tasker with an understanding of how news is consumed in the digital environment
Digitally proficient and self-educating on new applications and tech
Strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit.
Comprehensive experience with content management systems and SEO
Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize assignments
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
Flexibility to work any shift and weekends

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Digital/Data Reporter must be able to sit, analyze, conduct telephone or Internet video conversations, use email, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work near others.
If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us!

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