Sports Multi-Media Journalist
I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.
The Sports Multi-Media Journalist (MMJ) at Arizona’s Family CBS 5 & 3TV (Meredith Corp.) researches, writes, produces, reports, shoots video and edits local news material for television newscasts and all Arizona’s Family news platforms. The successful individual will furnish a wide variety of sports content either working alone or in tandem with other field personnel. The Sports MMJ contributes live shots utilizing backpack, microwave, satellite and other technology as well as presenting content from the news studios. The individual will be called upon to represent Arizona’s Family in public in a professional and courteous manner.
Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
50% Writes, reports, shoots and edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy sports stories to newscasts and digital platforms daily. Performs live reports daily from either the field or set. Generates sports story ideas, cultivates local sports sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the local sports community.
25% Line produces content for newscasts, including shooting, writing and/or editing. May frequently be working on content that will be presented on-air by a fellow teammate.
15% Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future sports stories. Passes along facts uncovered concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on sports story checks. Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments. Presents stories via on air, live from the set, live remotes or live indoor locations.
10% Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
At least two years’ experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) sports at a commercial television station preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism. Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting sports stories.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public figures.
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess valid Driver's License.
% Travel Required (Approximate): UP to 10 Percent
It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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