News/Sports Reporter

News for WJRT/TV
Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Michigan

posted on October 08, 2019


job posting:

ABOUT GRAY TELEVISION: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. ABOUT STATION: For more than 60 years, ABC12 has been part of the Mid-Michigan community. Being called a leader in the industry is a responsibility and commitment we take seriously. Providing breaking news of the day and keeping our viewers informed before, during and after severe weather is our commitment day in and day out. Reaching beyond the traditional news of the day, ABC12 is humbled to be the media partner for several events throughout the year benefiting the community we call home. If you are looking for a place to grow your career, find an opportunity to make a change or challenge your skills, the award winning team of ABC12 could be the perfect home for you too. WJRT-TV/abc12, the Gray Television owned, ABC-affiliate in Flint, Michigan is seeking an individual for the unique position of News/Sports Reporter. The ideal candidate will be a “news junkie” and have a passion for high school, college and professional sports. Candidate will report on a wide range of stories from live breaking news, to sports features, and fill-in on the sports anchor desk. Candidate must be a dynamic storyteller with strong “live” reporting skills, and be able to shoot and edit their own material. Candidate must be able to enterprise story ideas, meet deadlines, and deliver content to the web. College degree and broadcast experience a must. This is a full time position. Key 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 as needed. -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. Prepare and deliver weekend sports segments with poise and a voice quality which is authoritative, credible, and conversational. -On-air performance must be ad-libbed, have the ability to handle technical problems cleanly and professionally. -Make public appearances on behalf of the station acting as an ambassador for the company. -Must maintain professional appearance Qualifications and Skills -Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. -Broadcast experience strongly preferred. -Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities. -Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required. -On-air presence with at least 2+ years as Sports Reporting -Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. -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. -Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure and respond to late changes (be fluid). This is a full time position. The position includes a highly competitive compensation and benefit package which includes Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, and life insurance. The company also offers a 401k plan with company match to plan for the long term. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours. 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. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Additional Info: Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.


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expires on 12/07/2019