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Sinclair Broadcast Group Corporate News Division is seeking an enterprising and aggressive Special Projects Producer who will work within a Corporate-based Special Projects Unit and will investigate challenges in the education system during a two-year project assignment. 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. This position will report to the Executive Producer of Investigative Projects during the duration of this investigative initiative.
- Develop and maintain contacts and sources in the community to enterprise story ideas
- Identify and pitch investigative angles on big daily news stories
- Work closely with Executive Producer, Investigative Reporter, Photographer and Editor to refine investigative pitches and story scripts
- Write online versions of special project reports and work with Digital Producers on "web extra" content for each story
- Other duties as assigned
- 3 years of investigative or special projects 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
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