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Investigative Reporter

WNCN

Raleigh, NC 01-23-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WNCN, the CBS station in Raleigh, is looking for an, experienced, Investigative Reporter to join our team. We are looking for someone who loves to uncover stories, ask the tough questions, and hold the powerful accountable. The ideal candidate will have a Journalism degree and at least three years' experience as an investigative reporter with a proven track record of success. Candidates must excel at Breaking News, both from the studio and live from the field. All our reporters are expected to work beats and generate exclusive, enterprise reports. Must be aggressive on digital and social media. If you want to live and work in one of the best places to live in America, please apply online at the Nexstar Career site at www.nexstar.tv
• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
• Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
• Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
• Shoots and edits news events and news reports
• Produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

Re quirements & Skills :
• Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum two years' experience in news reporting (More or less depending on market size)
• Superior on-air presence
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g44q8v-34-239-154-201-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WNCN

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.