Investigative Reporter

Nashville, TN, USA Req #6006

Monday, December 17, 2018

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The Tennessean, an award-winning newspaper and the largest media site in Tennessee, is seeking an investigative reporter to uncover wrongdoing, to highlight inequities and to produce impactful work that makes a difference for the people we serve.


This investigative reporter will approach stories with a desire to illustrate how people are impacted by what is reported and what changes are needed to benefit society. This reporter must be able to produce a mix of quick-turn investigative stories and long-term projects.

The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with a deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue, hold individuals and institutions accountable, and identify better ways to address the problem.

We want a reporter who is comfortable digging into documents as developing sources; jumping in on breaking news as pursuing deep-dive pieces; working with words as gathering multimedia components that help tell the story.

This reporter will be part of our Investigative/Enterprise team and will collaborate on group projects as well as take on individual reporting efforts.


5+ years of reporting, with investigative or enterprise experience, at a daily newspaper or equivalent media.

Digital storytelling skills, including video and data a must.

Adept at using social media to tell stories, engage readers, and cover breaking news.

Commitment to develop and maintain sources; ability to meet deadlines, take initiative, receive constructive feedback and work as part of a team.

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and multiple stories in a fast-paced environment.

A valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.

When applying, please include a brief cover letter and portfolio/clips/links to samples of your work.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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