State Government Reporter

WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina


WRAL is seeking an experienced, energetic and resourceful reporter to cover state government stories on a daily basis. This journalist will report on-air and for our digital platforms, depending on experience. While the focus will be on reporting timely and topical subjects, opportunities for more enterprise and contextual stories that delve deep into the hows and whys of developments in the North Carolina General Assembly are possible.

Top candidates will preferably have direct experience covering the Tar Heel State’s legislature for a newspaper, wire service or broadcast outlet. We would also consider candidates with experience covering government and politics in other states. Familiarity covering federal, state or local courts would also be a plus. 

The following characteristics and qualifications are essential: unquenchable curiosity and a strong sense of fairness; outstanding contacts in North Carolina’s state government or an ability to source up quickly and continually develop new contacts; refined interviewing skills; superb storytelling abilities; a good feel for visuals; and the capability to deliver clean copy following AP style. Experience filing public records requests and reviewing databases is also preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with three years of previous experience reporting in local news and a four-year college degree.  

Please include five writing samples along with your résumé in your application.

WRAL-TV is 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’re based in Raleigh, North Carolina, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. The Triangle is an area of booming growth, with companies including Apple, Google and Amazon recently announcing major expansions here.

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-TVWRAL DigitalWRAZ-TVWRAZ DigitalWRAL-FMWRAL-HD2WCMC-FMWCMC-HD1WDNC-AMWCMC-HD2WCMC-HD3WCLY-AMWCMC-HD4MicrospaceCBC New Media Group 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 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.