State Government Editor

WRAL-TV Raleigh, North Carolina


Description

WRAL News seeks an experienced state government and politics editor to oversee daily and enterprise reporting with a special focus on coverage for WRAL.com, the state’s most read news website.  This individual will assign and oversee our experienced and well-sourced NC Capitol team already in place. 

The right person for this position will have keen curiosity for and a deep knowledge of state government, politics and all that falls under those umbrellas. The editor will be responsible for ensuring WRAL is covering every daily event of import happening at the state house, along with managing the production of in-depth enterprise stories involving the legislature and beyond.

The successful candidate will have a finger on the pulse of the state house and be able to recognize stories that matter, as well as ones that demand deeper coverage. The editor should have the breadth of understanding to both be able to explain the “inside baseball” of why a certain bill is stymied in committee and also break down why proposed changes to a law will actually have great impact on North Carolina citizens.  Attention to detail along with the ability to see the big picture of coverage are equally necessary in this position.  

It will be essential to ensure stories have sufficient historical context and perspective.  Getting at the real story will drive this position.  Impeccable grammar and editing skills, deep knowledge of AP style, experience filing public records requests, and juggling and prioritizing multiple projects at once are all essential skills as well.

This new state government editor should be a leader and organizer, as well as a “doer.” The editor should be able to manage a team while also maintaining trusted sources within North Carolina government, breaking news and writing stories. This position will be part of WRAL’s enterprise team and report to the enterprise executive producer.

People come to WRAL, and they stay. Why? We're family. We have extraordinary expectations and strive for excellence in all that we do. WRAL is locally owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, a community-oriented company that offers some of the best benefits in the business.

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 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.