Anchor / Investigative & Special Projects Reporter

10 News (WSLS)

Stories matter. Stories shape our lives in profound ways. Stories can transcend generations. We want you to help tell those stories.

Here at WSLS 10, a Graham Media Group/NBC affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, we believe journalism matters. That’s why we’re looking for an Anchor / Investigative & Special Projects Reporter to join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate is a strong leader, who thrives in a fast-paced environment, loves research, and takes initiative with breaking news and weather coverage.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for an experienced reporter with excellent news judgment, who will engage viewers on-air, online, and through social media. Candidates should have strong live anchoring and reporting skills, and the ability to react to breaking news situations quickly – on the anchor desk, in the field, and online.

You must be a strong writer and a creative storyteller. We are looking for a candidate who can form connections with the community and leverage those sources for coverage of important stories. You will be expected to report exclusive, special assignments for all platforms and produce compelling content for our digital initiatives, including Graham Media Group’s Solutionaries. This is an initiative that is part of elevating the importance of local news by exploring solutions to critical issues our community faces and fighting mis-and-disinformation.

You will work closely with news managers to take story ideas from conception to completion for WSLS 10 Investigates on all platforms by utilizing investigative tools, public records, and data journalism techniques.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of successful anchoring & reporting experience in a television newsroom is preferred
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and well in a fast-paced, high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
  • Must be able to shoot and edit video
  • Experience with Excel, Facebook advanced search, LexisNexis, and other investigative journalism tools preferred
  • Experience pulling court documents, warrants, mugshots, and other public records
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • College degree in journalism or broadcasting preferred

Location: WSLS - TV

821 5th Street NE

Roanoke, Virginia 24016

To apply: Please submit your updated Resume, examples of your work and cover letter to:

Margaret Ashburn, News Director

mashburn@wsls.com

Click HERE to download and complete the employment application.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

No Phone Calls Please

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.