Investigative Reporter for WINK News

Fort Myers, FL
Full Time
News-On Air
Investigative Reporter for WINK News

About Us

WINK News, a trusted news source in Southwest Florida, is dedicated to delivering accurate, insightful, and impactful news to our community. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Investigative Reporter to join our award-winning team.

Position Overview

As an Investigative Reporter at WINK News, you will play a crucial role in uncovering significant stories that matter to our viewers. The ideal candidate is passionate about investigative journalism, has a proven record of in-depth research, and is skilled in presenting stories that hold those in power accountable.

Key Responsibilities:

- Conduct thorough research and investigations to uncover original stories.
- Evaluate and fact-check information meticulously.
- Conduct interviews to gather detailed and reliable information.
- Write and produce journalistically sound news reports.
- Advance stories over minutes, hours, or days as new details emerge.
- Collaborate closely with the Assistant News Director, Digital News Director, and Executive Producer of Special Projects.
- Utilize digital tools, social media platforms, and content management systems to enhance storytelling and audience engagement.


- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or a related field.
- Proven experience as a television news reporter, with a strong understanding of journalistic principles and ethics.
- Prior experience as an investigative reporter is a plus.
- Outstanding live and on-set reporting skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong research and investigative skills, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
- Proficiency in digital tools and social media platforms.


- Eligible to participate in all company benefit plans, including:
  - Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA (effective 1st of the month after 30 days of employment, subject to plan terms).
  - Company-paid benefits such as life insurance and EAP.
  - Employee-paid benefits such as short-term disability.
  - PTO earned on an accrual basis.
  - Company-paid holidays.
  - 401(k) retirement plan.

If you are a dedicated investigative journalist with a passion for uncovering the truth and delivering impactful stories, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a portfolio of your work.

WINK News is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join WINK News and be part of a team that values collaboration, innovation, and dedication to delivering accurate and thought-provoking content to our audience.


Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.


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