WRAL News is looking for a thoughtful and thorough education reporter to lead and own local and statewide education coverage. This individual should be prepared to track meeting agendas, establish contacts, develop sources and pitch enterprise stories related to the education beat. If you want to be part of a driven and successful team with the resources, technology and experience to help you grow, this position could be a great fit.
The successful education reporter will regularly write and edit stories for the web and television on both daily school news and longer-term investigative and enterprise projects. Experience shooting video and using live technology is preferred but not necessarily required.
The following characteristics and qualifications are essential: unquenchable curiosity, refined interviewing skills, superb storytelling abilities and solid research skills.
The reporter must:
- be able to write and edit for both the web and television.
- be a manager of time and facts, serving as first editor and fact-checker, with the ability to deliver drafts close to publication and broadcast standards.
- understand the needs and habits of news consumers across multiple platforms and possess the ability to explain complex topics using multimedia – including but not limited to text, photos, video, graphics, and interactive presentation elements.
- excel in both written and verbal communication and be familiar with AP style
People come to WRAL-TV and they stay. Why? We’re family. We have extraordinary expectations of each other and accept nothing short of excellence. Meshing with our standout team is as important as your skills. We’re locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a pioneering, stable, community advocate, do-the-right-thing company that offers some of the best benefits in the business. We are based in Raleigh, NC, consistently named one of the best places to live in America.
Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Three to five years previous experience in news and a four year college degree required.
A pre-employment drug screening is required. EOE, M/F. All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free. Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC, and Professional Builders Supply, (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC.