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Investigative Reporter

Company name
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Location
Johnstown, PA

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Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country!  Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!   We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

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.

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

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.

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

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Company info

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

Company Profile
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 87 television stations in 47 markets. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 27.1% of US television households and includes FOX, ABC, MyTV, CW, CBS, NBC, MTN and Azteca affiliates. Sinclair, either directly or through its Ventures subsidiary, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the ticker symbol SBGI.

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