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Data Reporter

at Nexstar Media Group Inc.

Posted: 1/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: REQ-923
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: company, online

Job Description

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Data Reporter

KOIN 6 a Nexstar Media Group Inc. Television Station in Portland, Oregon is seeking a smart, analytical digital data reporter. Powerful storytelling goes beyond the 75 seconds allotted to a televised story. The ideal candidate 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. Must be able to provide context and additional layers to a story.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities                                                                                                               

The digital data reporter has the opportunity to elevate our journalism with his or her passion for digging deeper into a story through public records, FOIAs, and a desire to look beyond the news release to find the truth.

Candidates should have strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit. Experience writing for an online audience and knowledge of AP style is a plus. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with content management systems and SEO.

KOIN’s news brand is “Watching Out for You,” advocating for our audience and asking the questions that they want answered. We are seeking a passionate storyteller who wants to create innovative, memorable multi-platform journalism in America’s 22nd-largest media market.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:                                                                                                 

The ideal candidate will be able to research and report through on-the-ground information gathering and phone calls. The digital data reporter will assist producers and reporters with brainstorming, finding, fine-tuning, fact-checking, and analyzing content.

The ideal candidate will share best practices and mentor others in data analysis and digital storytelling.


This is not an entry-level position. Required experience includes journalism degree and 2+ years reporting for a print or online newsroom, as well as expertise with CMS workflow, digital storytelling tools and the FOIA process.

Note: This job description contains the basic requirement for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities: other duties may be assigned

If you are results-oriented and a well-organized self-starter, we want you to be part of our team.

To apply: Please visit the Work for Us page at or at the Nexstar Website at:

ABOUT US: Broadcasting since 1953, KOIN 6 News is Portland's CBS affiliate, providing local news, network and syndicated entertainment to viewers in Oregon and SW Washington. KOIN 6 News is Watching Out for You with 34 hours of local news broadcasts each week, featuring award-winning, in-depth investigations, news, weather and traffic.

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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 197  full power stations (including partner stations) in 115 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation. Nexstar’s platform delivers exceptional local content and network programming to inform and entertain viewers, while providing premium, scalable local advertising opportunities for advertisers and brands across all screens and devices.  Learn more at

EEO Statement:  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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