Consumer Investigative Reporter

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!

ABC 7/WJLA-TV in Washington, DC has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Consumer Investigative Reporter to join our Seven On Your Side team. We're all about advocacy journalism and consumer investigations that affect change and make a difference for our viewers. We are looking for a consumer investigator who can dig, research and turn the big consumer story of the day as well as longer-term consumer investigations in an original, dynamic, and compelling manner both on-air and online. We're interested in a reporter with a proven track record of impactful consumer reporting, deep knowledge of consumer issues and established consumer contacts so we can stay ahead of the curve. You will be part of a large Seven On Your Side investigative and consumer unit, and a willingness to collaborate and be a team player is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas
  • Identify and pitch original consumer stories
  • Be flexible and knowledgeable, so 7 ON YOUR SIDE can quickly react to breaking consumer stories of the day to provide deeper context and information to our viewers
  • Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Knowledge of the legal land mines pertaining to investigations and how to avoid them
  • A love of and passion for what you do as an investigator
  • Other 7 ON YOUR SIDE reporting duties as assigned
Required Skills
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working as a consumer investigator and/or general assignment reporter
  • Proven track record of advocacy journalism
  • Proven track record of consumer reporting
  • Experience working with hidden cameras
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

Job Location Arlington, Virginia, United States
Company Location HR.WJLA.Washington DC.Arlington.VA
Position Type Full-Time/Regular


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