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Investigative Reporter

Company name
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Location
Mishawaka, IN, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Journalism, Media, Entertainment, Tv

Posted on
Oct 10, 2021

Valid Through
Jan 23, 2022

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Profile

WSBT seeks an enterprising and aggressive reporter to join our team of investigative and consumer reporters. 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. The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue and hold individuals accountable.

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

Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis

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

Requirements:

Must be able to develop and maintain sources

Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must

Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input

Knowledge of the FOAI (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential

Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events

Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

While applying please provide an online portfolio / reel link for review.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Company info

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Website : http://www.sbgi.net

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