Buffalo News Job Posting: Investigative reporter

Here’s The Buffalo News’ job posting:

We are seeking an experienced investigative reporter to join The Buffalo News watchdog team.

Our newsroom is focused on relentless enterprise – original reporting that you won’t find anywhere else. And the watchdog team is vital to that work. Our reporters uncover issues that take place behind the scenes of everyday life and trigger change when needed.

We’re looking for a passionate reporter who moves quickly to dig through public records, sift through data or knock on doors to get the story nobody else has. Candidates should be comfortable juggling quick-turn enterprise with stories that take weeks – or sometimes months – to develop.

Candidates should have clips that demonstrate perseverance and creativity in overcoming reporting obstacles; show an ability to cultivate sources and demonstrate reporting on a variety of topics.

Candidate’s stories should show the ability to:

  • Use Freedom of Information laws to obtain government records
  • Find and analyze data
  • Expose systemic failures by government agencies or institutions
  • Tell stories that are fair to the individuals or entities named in the stories

If you are the kind of reporter who knocks on doors when people won’t answer the phone, we want to hear from you.

Why join us?

The Buffalo News is an award-winning news organization a history of breaking the area’s big stories and investing in the stories that matter. We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

The News offers an extensive benefits program that can be personalized to your needs. It includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company-provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. People of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Why Buffalo? The region is a lot more than chicken wings and Bills mania. The city has seen a resurgence that makes it an exciting time to work and live here. Aside from professional sports teams, the city has a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, a burgeoning medical campus and plenty of attitude. Not to mention Niagara Falls, beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.

To apply, send clips and a resume to recruiter@buffnews.com.