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TV Public Records Researcher/Reporter, WRAL-TV  News

The TV Public Records Researcher/Reporter will collect and analyze local, state and federal public records that can stand alone as publicly accessible databases and which might become the basis for news stories written by this reporter. This person will be engaged in research, searching for patterns and connections in data, and be responsible for updating databases as needed. He or she should be skilled at producing written stories based on analysis of the records. This individual will also work with developers and multimedia designers to create interactive and visual representations of data.  Candidates should be skilled in structuring, cleaning and maintaining data sets using either open source or proprietary software, such as Access. They also should excel in both written and verbal communication and should be familiar with AP style, as well as have attention to detail.  Experience requesting, collecting and analyzing public records and knowledge of public records law are required; Database reporting or research experience also is required.  Knowledge of, and experience with, data visualization tools, such as Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps, and graphic design skills are a plus. Applicants should have two to five years’ reporting or research experience.  A pre-employment drug screening is required.  All candidates must apply online at  EOE M/F  All Capitol Broadcasting Company properties are tobacco free.  Capitol Broadcasting Company participates in E-Verify.

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