Investigative Reporter Resume Samples

The job description of an Investigative Reporter is to collect and analyze facts about newsworthy events through investigation, observation, and interviews. While specific duties vary, certain daily tasks are universally common and are listed on the Investigative Reporter Resume as – reporting and writing stories for news magazine, radio, television, and newspaper; collecting data from a variety of credible sources, interviewing professionals, and compiling their responses; writing and editing drafts before uploading them for final version; attending special events, conferences, and last-minute press briefings; and collaborating with fellow writers and editors.

Necessary skills and qualifications include the following – strong people skills; flexible schedule, excellent writing skills; clear verbal communication skills; subject matter expertise, inquisitive and analytical personality; willingness to go the extra mile for a story; and passion for writing. A bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism is preferred. However, a Master’s degree in a related field will be an advantage.

 

Investigative Reporter Resume example

Investigative Reporter Resume

Summary : Nationally awarded Journalist and Reporter with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Ten years of experience in print media and news websites. Worked at the largest Hispanic publication as well as other regional newspapers. Strengths include bilingual skills (English-Spanish), news intuitive, well organized, and knowledge of AP Style.

Skills : Media Relations, Crisis Management, Journalism, Writing, Press Releases, Government Relations, Leadership, Social Media, Strategic Planning, Twitter.

Description :

    1. Provided reporting content for 4 nightly news broadcasts.
    2. Presented real-time, on-location stories in fast-paced, often ambiguous environments.
    3. Produced news stories on the website and post information to social media.
    4. Collaborated with reporters and producers to organize multiple, ongoing projects.
    5. Developed successful relationships with public relations/corporate communications representatives, elected officials, and statewide law enforcement.
    6. Selected by management to spearhead a new segment on government waste, Waste Watch, resulting in increased audience interest and positive feedback on social media.
    7. Grew Twitter followers to 1000+ people within 2 years.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA in Journalism


Investigative Reporter Resume

Objective : Highly qualified Investigative Reporter with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Managing Skills.

Description :

    1. Performed employment, educational, and professional/personal reference checks in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
    2. Followed all guidelines of Company standards and client-specific criteria (Client Information Form - CIF) and adapt to/implement changes as necessary.
    3. Reviewed documents such as Name and Address History, Credit Report, etc.
    4. Identified information in order to process request(s) for public record(s) in the applicable jurisdiction.
    5. Initiated telephone calls to employers, educational institutions, professional organizations, government agencies or other appropriate groups to obtain and/or verify required information.
    6. Followed up on telephone calls as per Company standards and client criteria.
    7. Documented all efforts to convey status information clearly and concisely to the client using consistent and appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation in internal computer systems and in verbal and written correspondence.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MBA in Human Resource Management


Investigative Reporter Resume

Headline : Seek a post of an Accountant that would utilize communication and organization skills. Account Manager with three years experience with accounting procedures. Experienced in the use of Quick Books Pro accounting software. Managed Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, and Bookkeeping. Prepared and presented financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles.

Skills : Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, And Outlook. Skilled With Both Internet And Email Applications.

Description :

    1. Conducted background checks of potential employees.
    2. Investigative process involved the use of Automated Fee Systems, Internet, phone, and establishing sources of verification.
    3. Responsible for accurate and timely authentication of information provided by the applicant including employment, education, professional license.
    4. Covered global events, from the rise of the Islamic State and the Haiti earthquake to international human smuggling gangs.
    5. Featured ape blogger, a highly profitable site that relied on advanced measurements to track readership.
    6. Made open records law by writing winning legal appeals to Right to Know denials.
    7. Determined, identified, and researched the appropriate information and documentation from the client in order to substantiate all time periods under investigation and verify required information.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MBA in Business Administration

Investigative Reporter Resume

Headline : Successful contract media and public relations work Summary Director of Communications for mayor of the sixth most populated city - message development, media, and event planning, press conference schedule, authoring of press releases, editorial columns, and constituent communications.

Skills : Strategic Planning, Media Relations, Writing, Copy Editing, Digital Strategy, Marketing Research, Video Production, Project Management, Crisis Management.

Description :

    1. Wrote investigative stories that delve into flawed public policies, questionable spending, problems in the legal system, and political maneuvering.
    2. Frequently made public records requests, distilled data from documents, and did computer-assisted searches combined with traditional research methods.
    3. Took photos and shot videos with Vine and Videolicious.
    4. Used social media and programs such as Excel, Infogram, WordPress, and Google Maps to enhance reporting and writing.
    5. Covered problems plaguing one of the continent's most bio-diverse estuaries.
    6. Managed News 3 Investigators department.
    7. Wrote, researched, and contributed to a variety of articles on legal affairs, politics, education, business, and sports.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BA in Journalism

Investigative Reporter Resume

Objective : Skilled in bookkeeping, filing, and speaking with customers. Accomplished in research, interviewing, and reporting with advanced knowledge of newsroom computer systems. Motivated, published journalist offering exceptional writing and copyediting skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of news gathering and publishing tools and technologies.

Skills : Word, IMovie Software, Creating Videos And Podcasts, Print Journalism, Photography.

Description :

    1. Responsible for verifying employment, education, and professional credentials for various companies.
    2. Processed criminal background checks for multiple client companies.
    3. Verified previous/current employers, education, MVR reports, DOT verifications, credit checks, license/certificates along with another credential.
    4. Heavy data entry and call volume.
    5. Responsible for requesting and entering worker's compensation records.
    6. Ensured accuracy and the greatest quality of the background checks for clients.
    7. Took photos and shot videos with Vine and Videolicious.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Business & Technology

Investigative Reporter Resume

Objective : Accomplished and results-driven communication professional with a strong background and proven success in public relations, journalism, and social media. A committed problem solver with more than 20 years of experience building relationships and creating engaging, strategic content. Commended for creativity and analytical skills to achieve positive outcomes.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Team Management.

Description :

    1. Served as a local investigative reporter for a segment called "Response.".
    2. Responsible for the camera, scriptwriting, and editing; as well as organizing and conducting interviews.
    3. Spearheaded the multi-platform coverage for the presidential and the local elections.
    4. Served as a team player by filling in as the morning Anchor on multiple occasions, as needed.
    5. Delivered Breaking News for the station.
    6. Perform background screenings for pre-employment screenings.
    7. Met deadlines on time for reports.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Law School

Investigative Reporter Resume

Objective : Seeking a career that will demand the skills of multi-tasking, customer service, and attention to detail, while providing the opportunity for career advancement.

Skills : Copy editing, writing, AP Style, Intermediate Spanish proficiency; Word processing, Page design; Photo editing; Graphic design; Video editing; Microsoft Office suite; Adobe Creative Suite; Direct marketing using Eloqua, Bronto; Public relations management via Vocus; Google Analytics.

Description :

    1. Performed employment, educational, and professional/personal reference checks in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
    2. Determined, identified, and researched the appropriate information and documentation from a client in order to substantiate all time periods under investigation and verify required information.
    3. May finalized in-process, assigned cases in order to complete the verification process.
    4. Focused on in-depth and investigative stories related to health and finance.
    5. Engaged in social media, using Twitter and Facebook to augment coverage and monitor other sources for information and potential story ideas.
    6. Produced investigative stories on state and local politics and led team investigations.
    7. Produced five to seven blog posts weekly and two to four in-depth investigative news pieces a month.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA in Criminal Justice

Investigative Reporter Resume

Headline : A highly motivated individual with a verifiable record of accomplishment spanning four years, bringing a strong background of research, attention to detail, and leadership; genuinely creative and recognized as a results-oriented, solution-focused individual. Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with high volume.

Skills : People, Self Motivated, Venipuncture, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Terminology.

Description :

    1. Proposed, followed, and wrote stories focusing on minority issues.
    2. Managed team requirements to translate, analyze, evaluate, and correlate documents provided.
    3. Supervised over 75 nationals in search and recovery techniques.
    4. Ensured the accountability of over $50,000 of team equipment.
    5. Identified, investigated, and reported mishandling of public trust, resources, and ethical expectations of public officials and entities.
    6. Managed interns in collecting and analyzing information necessary for investigative reporting projects.
    7. Prompted changes to state law and public policy for employers.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Law School

Investigative Reporter Resume

Objective : Seeks to obtain an opportunity in the medical and financial service industry, but also open to new exciting career opportunities. Eagerly anticipating the opportunity to utilize experience to help an organization achieve its growth, profit, and risk management objectives.

Skills : Data Entry, Customer Service, Filing, Faxing, E-mail Correspondence, Management.

Description :

    1. Processed client's request for a background check on applicants considering to be hired for all entries.
    2. Reviewed the information obtained on the employment application submitted.
    3. Confirmed the information was correct or not then report back to them in order to complete their hiring process.
    4. Used the web-site and make calls to verify the information and documents supplied.
    5. Verified the state license and any violations along with the time frame and states involved.
    6. Originated, researched, and wrote a wide variety of investigative news stories.
    7. Focused on waste, fraud, and abuse in local, state, and federal government as well as civil and criminal cases within local and federal courts.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BA in Communications

Investigative Reporter Resume

Summary : Highly motivated, dedicated, results-driven communications professional with more than 20 years of experience and expertise in writing, reporting, editing, design, and layout. Proven ability to develop strong relationships with staff and co-workers.

Skills : Sales, Broadcast Journalist, Multitasking.

Description :

    1. Wrote feature Investigative stories in Spanish and English Interview victims of fraud in the community for potential stories.
    2. Wrote two major long-form stories on depression and suicide.
    3. Compiled data from the State Department.
    4. Processed and grade credit and criminal background checks for a wide variety of clients.
    5. Made calls to various agencies to verify employment and education histories.
    6. Verified a wide array of information on employment applications for many different clients.
    7. Information verified includes; employment history, education, licenses and credentials, motor vehicle records, and criminal background.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    10+ Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Senior
    Education
    Education
    BS in Sports and Mass Communication