WRAL News has a unique opportunity for an experienced reporter with a passion for public records, data storytelling and collaborative journalism to join a thriving newsroom that values in depth reporting, enterprise work, and data-driven content. The Investigative Data Reporter will be part of WRAL’s Data Trackers team and will collect and analyze local, state and federal public records to discover impactful trends or storylines. This reporter’s work will appear both online and on air, and an interest in both mediums is a must.
This person will be engaged in research, searching for patterns and connections in data, and be responsible for creating and updating databases as needed. This individual should be skilled at producing written stories based on analysis of the records, as well as presenting the work on television in a variety of formats. The reporter will also work with developers and multimedia designers to create interactive and visual representations of data for digital and on-air platforms.
- Knowledge of public records and open meetings laws
- Experience requesting, organizing and analyzing public records
- Database reporting and/or research experience
- Knowledge of, and experience with, data visualization tools, and graphic design skills
- On-air television reporting experience or the interest and ability to learn the medium
- Three to five years’ investigative and/or data reporting experience
People come to WRAL 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. WRAL is based out of Raleigh, NC, ranked as one of the best places to live and work according to U.S. News & World Report.
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 Bull Durham Beer Co., and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, 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.