Documentary Photojournalist

WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina


WRAL has a rare opening on one of the only local television station documentary teams in the country. We’re looking for an experienced, dynamic, multi-skilled video journalist to join its seasoned reporter/producer Cristin Severance in the creation of timely and important documentary films. You’ll have the support, time and resources to create work that matters, along with the ability to manage your own deadlines and hours. The ideal candidate will be curious about the world, passionate about creating real change, comfortable with accountability journalism and familiar with investigative journalism techniques.

Are you a passionate, energetic photojournalist who loves to edit as much as shoot? Do you have experience with managing long-form storytelling projects, while paying attention to detail, being aware of story sensitivities and adding creative, meaningful visual flair? Do you crave being part of a team that shares ideas and creative vision in the creation of impactful journalism?  If you are a visual storyteller who takes pride in your process and your product, relishes feedback, and wants to grow and tackle new challenges, please apply!

WRAL News, airing on both WRAL-TV and WRAZ (FOX50) in the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville area is seeking a qualified specialty photojournalist to work full-time with the WRAL Documentary Team. This position requires sound news judgment, a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and flexibility in work schedules and assignments. Commitment to excellence is a must. This person must be able to travel on assignments and possess a wide range of technical skills, 3rexpert editing skills, and the ability to troubleshoot on the fly. Meshing with the WRAL standout team is as important as your skills. WRAL is locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a pioneering, stable, community advocate, a do-the-right-thing company that offers some of the best benefits in the business.

WRAL is based in Raleigh, NC, consistently named one of the best places to live in America.

Five years of news photography and non-linear editing experience required, and three years of experience shooting and editing documentaries preferred. 
Drone operation experience is a plus.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record.

Must be able to work in areas and conditions that are often noisy, have many distractions, and in extreme weather.
Must have manual dexterity to operate camera and editing equipment.
Must be able to move quickly inside and outside on uneven, unfamiliar terrain and areas, and stand for long periods of time.
Must be able to lift, carry and move with up to 50lbs in many environments including outdoors and in extreme weather conditions.​

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-TVWRAZ-TVWRAL-FMWRAL-HD2WNGT-CDWCMC-FMWCMC-HD1WDNC-AMWCMC-HD2WCMC-HD3WCLY-AMWCMC-HD4MicrospaceWRAL Digital and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TVWILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball ClubBull City Hospitality, and Coastal Plain League in Durham, NC; The Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; 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.