Investigative Producer

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How would you like to be a part of some great journalism in one of the most exciting news markets in the country?

WJLA seeks an enterprising and aggressive Investigative Producer to join our 7 On Your Side investigative and consumer unit. 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 powerful 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. Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events is essential. Dynamic storytelling skills are a must.

Responsiblilites:

Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
Identify and pitch investigative angles on both long-form enterprise and 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 Producers on “web extra” content for each investigation
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

3 years of investigative producing experience preferred
History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred
Must be a strong storyteller with the ability to make the complicated understandable
Must be able to use all available tools to enhance stories, from graphics to social media
Should be able to generate story ideas and determine the legitimacy of viewer tips
Strong writer, storyteller. Must be naturally inquisitive with an interest in holding government officials accountable
While applying please provide an online portfolio link for review.

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

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