Investigative Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description


ABC 33/40 seeks an enterprising and aggressive reporter to join our team of investigative and consumer reporters. 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. The ideal candidate is an aggressive reporter with deep curiosity and unrelenting commitment to get to the bottom of an issue and hold individuals accountable.


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

  • Develop a network of sources and experts to generate investigative stories on a regular basis

  • 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


Requirements:



  • Must be able to develop and maintain sources

  • Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must

  • Strong social media skillset for both research and promoting stories as well as gathering viewer input

  • Knowledge of the FOAI (Freedom of Information Act) process, computer-assisted reporting, and data-driven reporting along with familiarity of legal issues related to investigative television news reporting are essential

  • Strong writing skills and knowledge of current events

  • Five years of commerical television reporting required 

  • Investigative reporting experience preferred

  • History of award-winning investigative journalism preferred


While applying please provide an online portfolio/reel link for review.


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

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/16/2021

About Us

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! In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

We believe Sinclair Broadcast Group’s people are our most important asset. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. Sinclair's 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. We are advancing the world of broadcasting and we need talented, dedicated, ethical professionals to do so. Our teams make the critical difference in how we perform and their skills, talents and determination separate us from our competitors. To be the best, you have to attract the best. This is why we provide opportunity for advancement, a challenging work environment, and a company culture with open communication and teamwork. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair!

We also offer excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits, including:

  • Company-sponsored medical/prescription, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Company-paid Life and Disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement
  • Vacation, Holiday, and PTO
  • And more…