PolitiFact Researcher/Reporter

WRAL-TV / Capitol Broadcasting Company

Company WRAL-TV / Capitol Broadcasting Company
Position PolitiFact Researcher/Reporter
Description All candidates must apply online at

In partnership with Politifact, WRAL News is looking for a journalist, researcher, and fact-checker who is committed to scrutinizing and holding politicians accountable. We need someone who values the truth, is skeptical by nature, exudes curiosity, and exemplifies tenacity. Working full-time, this individual will endeavor to verify what’s said on the campaign trail, what’s spoken in the halls of government, what’s posted on the web, and what’s shared socially.

We’ll be looking for this person to produce multi-platform content each week. Getting it right is paramount. Compelling writing and presentation for the web and television are essential. The ideal candidate has a journalism background with at least three years of reporting experience, a track record of probing stories, and a keen interest in politics. On-air television experience would be a plus.

PolitiFact is a leader of the fact-checking movement in American political journalism and won a Pulitzer Prize for fact-checking of the 2008 campaign. Team members regularly appear in national and international media reports to explain fact-checking and American politics.

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.

App Date 10/27/2019

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