News Investigative Reporter
at Sinclair Broadcast Group

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Job Description

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!

KATV, the legacy #1 ABC affiliate in Arkansas, is looking for an investigative reporter who can turn short and long-term impactful investigations that make a difference and produce results. The investigative reporter will be responsible for uncovering, pitching, researching and producing compelling investigative stories that create change. KATV’s Seven On Your Side team produces content the alerts, protects, and empowers our consumers on all platforms. We will hold city, county, and state officials accountable for their actions. The successful candidate will ask the tough questions that our consumers want to ask.

Skills:

  • Manage a team of Seven on Your Side investigators
  • Excellent writing, storytelling and live reporting skills with the ability to juggle multiple long-term and short-term projects
  • The ability to produce network-quality segments under tight deadlines
  • Working knowledge of how to obtain public records and analyze data
  • Must possess strong, detail-orientated research and writing skills
  • Must have a creative approach to digital platforms
  • Strong, working knowledge of how to use social media to strengthen the brand, interact with viewers and promote stories
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong understanding and demonstration of editorial judgment and journalistic ethics, including a current knowledge of laws of libel, slander and applicable FCC rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of editing and shooting workflow and techniques
  • Position is Monday-Friday days, but must be willing to work a flexible schedule which could include overtime, nights, holidays and weekends

This reporter will work closely with the Sinclair News legal/standards team in producing and vetting stories.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as television reporter
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as an investigative reporter
  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field, or equivalent work experience

While applying online, please include a web link of your recent work. If you do not have a web link, please apply online and then send a non returnable DVD to:

Station KATV

Attn: News Director

P.O. Box 77

Little Rock, AR  72203 

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

 

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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…