News/Sports Director: WJRT has an opening for a full-time Sports Director/Anchor to anchor the Sports segment during weeknight newscasts at 5,6, and 11 p.m. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION
We’re seeking candidates who have a well-rounded knowledge of covering collegiate, local and professional sports; the ability to produce sportscasts and sports programming; and the ability to go beyond highlights and produce thoughtful and relevant sports feature packages. Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality. Candidates should have a solid track record of covering sports as well as a proficiency using Avid and news computer systems. This position also requires that the candidate be a self-starter, adaptable to change and possess the ability to manage schedules, making story assignments, arranging travel, and managing sports content on website and other social media. The position will include occasional weekend shifts and requires the candidate to have the ability to travel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms.
-Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner.
-Assists in writing, editing, researching, coordinating sports programming and other content.
-Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required.
-Works closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage.
-Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
-Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
-Shoots video for sports reports. Sets up, composes and executes video live shots.
-Maintains video equipment.
-Edits video for television broadcasts and content.
-Writes stories for the website and other social media platforms.
-Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.
Requirements and Skills:
-Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
-Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities.
-Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
-Superior on-air presence with at least 5+ years as Sports Anchor/Reporting
-Supervising experience guiding, directing and motivating others.
-Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills.
-Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
-Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution.
-Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
-Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
-Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit sports/news stories for on-air broadcasting.
-Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
-Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
-Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
-Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
-Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
-Develop sources that allow you to break stories.
-Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
-Flexibility to work any shift.
WJRT/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing. WJRT/Gray Television participates in E-Verify. EOE Gray Television Group, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap or marital status.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Out company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing.