Investigative Reporter

Nashville, TN, USA ● Tennessee, USA Req #18273
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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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 working in a team environment, digging into documents, jumping in on breaking news, pursuing deep-dive pieces; and gathering multimedia components to help tell the stories.
This reporter 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.


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  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Nashville, TN, USA
  • Tennessee, USA