WJBK-FOX 2 is seeking a versatile candidate with extensive knowledge of local, college and professional sports and experience covering it over the air and in the digital space. The sports producer will perform many traditional functions, including assignment coordination and scheduling duties plus field producing. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly on all platforms. This includes identifying and posting compelling and shareable content to the web and social media, working with every member of the sports department to do the same, and executing an active strategy that drives page views. Line producing ability expected. Must have the capability of recognizing developments in ongoing stories, spotting interesting angles that go beyond box scores, and perform calmly and effectively in breaking situations. Perform other duties as deemed appropriate and as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent required. Three years of sports producing experience or equivalent preferred. The individual must have expert knowledge of a television sports department’s video and story needs, web production, social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Local knowledge and sports-related connections a significant plus. Valid driver’s license required. Job Code (12973)