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Investigative Reporter / MMJ

WECT

Wilmington, NC 09-22-2022
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Job Description
Investigative Reporter / MMJ - WECT

About WECT:

WECT has been informing and entertaining viewers in southeastern North Carolina for 68 years. We're in the rapidly growing Wilmington market, serving New Hanover, Brunswick, Columbus, Pender, and Bladen Counties that make up the beautiful coastal Cape Fear Region. WECT is the dominant broadcast station in the market with the most accessible local news on-air, online, mobile, and streaming platforms.

Job Summary/Description:

WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina seeks an experienced Investigative Reporter/MMJ to join our award-winning news team. The successful candidate will research, develop, write and present investigative news stories on a long and short-term basis, as well as contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events. The reporter will work with the special projects team as well as station management and legal department to conceptualize and produce content. Experience doing computer-assisted reporting research and database analysis is a plus.

Duties and responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• The successful candidate will research, develop, write and present investigative news stories on a long and short-term basis, as well as contribute research and analysis on major breaking news events
• The reporter will work with the special projects team as well as station management and legal department to conceptualize and produce content
• Develop and maintain sources that will generate exclusive reports
• Our ideal candidate will break stories, expose wrongdoing, including in local and state governments, and use data to analyze trends across a wide spectrum of topics
• The candidate would also be part of big-story and major breaking news coverage
• Enterprise long and short-term investigative stories across all of WECT's on-air and digital platforms
• Work effectively with the News Director, Assistant News Director and the marketing department
• Cover big stories and major breaking news when needed

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Minimum of two years' experience working as an investigative reporter or three years as a General Assignment Reporter with a demonstrated history of turning investigative stories
• Proven investigative skills, including developing sources and accessing open records
• Strong storytelling, writing, and on-air abilities
• Knowledge and effective use of broadcast, digital, and social media tools
• Understanding of computer-assisted reporting and working with database and spreadsheet programs
• Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or related field preferred

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g400jz-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WECT

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.