Sinclair Broadcast Group
Consumer Investigative Reporter, WJLA-TV
At a glance
Location: US-VA-Arlington Map
Posted: 10/20/2021
Closing: 11/19/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

7 News in Washington, DC has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Consumer Investigative Reporter to join our Seven On Your Side team. We’re all about advocacy journalism and consumer investigations that affect change and make a difference for our viewers. We are looking for a consumer investigator who can dig, research and turn the big consumer story of the day as well as longer-term consumer investigations in an original, dynamic, and compelling manner both on-air and online. We’re interested in a reporter with a proven track record of impactful consumer reporting, deep knowledge of consumer issues and established consumer contacts so we can stay ahead of the curve. Our Consumer Investigator will help lead our data driven journalism efforts, in other words you should love sorting through data and organizing the data to find the storylines. You must have a proven track record on digital media and understand how to engage with the audience on all platforms.  You will be part of a large Seven On Your Side investigative and consumer unit, and a willingness to collaborate and be a team player is essential.


  • Develop and maintain contacts and sources to enterprise story ideas

  • Identify and pitch original consumer stories

  • Consumer news can be dry so you must be able to produce your stories in a visually

  • Be flexible and knowledgeable, so 7 ON YOUR SIDE can quickly react to breaking consumer stories of the day to provide deeper context and information to our viewers

  • Maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas

  • Knowledge of the legal land mines pertaining to investigations and how to avoid them

  • A love of and passion for what you do as an investigator

  • Embrace data driven journalism and how to visually tell those stories

  • Other 7 ON YOUR SIDE reporting duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working as a consumer investigator and/or general assignment reporter

  • Proven track record of advocacy journalism

  • Proven track record of consumer reporting

  • Experience working with hidden camera

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

Consumer Investigative Reporter, WJLA-TV