Investigative Reporter - WJAC-TV

WJAC-TV seeks an enterprising and aggressive reporter to join our team as an Investigative Reporter. We are looking for someone with a clear understanding of how to dig for a story, research it, write it with an edge, and use strong storytelling and TV production to make it impactful and memorable. Knowledge of the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting is required along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are required. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time

Date Posted:
11/7/2017

Closing Date:
12/7/2017

City:
Johnstown

State:
Pennsylvania

URL:
http://wjactv.com

Experience:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 

  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
  • Identify and pitch investigative angles to big daily news stories
  • Work closely with Producer and Executive Producer to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
  • Write online versions of investigative reports and work with Digital Investigative Producer on "web extra" content for each investigation
  • Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 2 years of investigative reporting experience preferred
  • History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred

 

Requirements:

SKILLS

 

  • Ability to edit creatively using graphics and video effects, some shooting
  • Ability to work on several stories at once
  • Flexibility to turn stories that add context to breaking stories
  • Flexibility to suddenly report on follow-up stories on previous investigations
  • Understanding of the legal script vetting process


While applying online, please include a recent web link of your work. If you do not have one, please submit a non-returnable DVD to: News Director, WJAC-TV, 49 Old Hickory Lane, Johnstown, PA, 15905.

 

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/


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