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VERIFY Researcher at WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company

VERIFY Researcher

WBNS-TV, A TEGNA Company Columbus, OH Full-Time
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WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH has an immediate opening for a specialized researcher to aid our VERIFY franchise and 10 Investigates unit. This person will have the opportunity to fact-check, investigate, research, create stories for broadcast and digital and work with some of the best journalists in the country. The researcher plays a key role in helping to create unique and compelling content across all-platforms. VERIFY is a news brand dedicated to stopping the spread of misinformation and answering our audience’s questions about what’s true and false. Since being created by a group of Tegna journalists in 2016, VERIFY has grown into a popular daily franchise that airs across all Tegna’s local newsrooms including 10TV. 10 Investigates is a long-standing, highly recognized franchise within the 10TV news platforms. The team works year-round to break stories, create fresh investigations and hold leaders accountable.

Reports to: Executive Producer of Innovation



  • Research and develop data-driven sources to break stories for Verify, 10 Investigates
  • Research and develop data-driven content for all platforms
  • Research and pitch stories for Verify and 10 Investigates
  • Assist CrimeTracker 10 and Consumer 10 franchises with research and data


  • A Bachelors' Degree in Journalism, Political Science or other applicable fields. 
  • Passion for storytelling, strong writing, and social media skills. 
  • Ability to cultivate sources and conduct high-level original research.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • The ability to work under short-term and long-term deadlines simultaneously
  • Willingness to innovate and keep current on the latest research methods and tools



TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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Columbus, OH

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