Data Reporter

CBS 17

Data Reporter

Data Reporter

CBS 17 a Nexstar Media Group Inc. Television Station in Raleigh, North Carolina seeking a smart, analytical digital data reporter. Powerful storytelling goes beyond the 75 seconds allotted to a televised story. The ideal candidate will work with our news team to identify, research, and investigate stories through data to craft new and innovative ways of storytelling through analysis and visualizations. Must be able to provide context and additional layers to a story.

Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Raleigh - 27609
North Carolina

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Digital data reporter has the opportunity to elevate our journalism with a passion for digging deeper into a story through public records, FOIAs, and a desire to look beyond the news release to find the truth.

Candidates should have strong grammatical skills with a demonstrated ability to edit and self-edit. Experience writing for an online audience and knowledge of AP style is a plus. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with content management systems and SEO.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:                                                                                                 

The ideal candidate will be able to research and report through on-the-ground information gathering and phone calls. The digital data reporter will assist producers and reporters with brainstorming, finding, fine-tuning, fact-checking, and analyzing content.

The ideal candidate will share best practices and mentor others in data analysis and digital storytelling.


This is not an entry-level position. Required experience includes journalism degree and 2+ years reporting for a print or online newsroom, as well as expertise with CMS workflow, digital storytelling tools and the FOIA process.

Note: This job description contains the basic requirement for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities: other duties may be assigned

If you are results-oriented and a well-organized self-starter, we want you to be part of our team.

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