Sports Director

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

posted on February 16, 2022


job posting:

Station: WJRT Dept: NEWS Location: Flint Must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law). 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 begin 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. JOB SUMMARY: WJRT-TV/abc12, the Allen Media Broadcasting owned, ABC-affiliate in Flint, 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; and the ability to coach and develop others in the sports department. We’re looking for a leader. 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. GENERAL 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. • Develops and cultivates relationships within the Community, local schools, and colleges. • Performs other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: • 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. • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure and respond to late changes (be fluid). You must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license in good standing. Please apply online and include resume, cover letter and links/reel/video: careers@abc12.com. . **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE** Pre-employment and random drug testing, successful completion of pre-employment background check, and MVR check are conditions of employment. You must possess a valid driver’s license had have a good driving record. Must have a reliable source of transportation and be flexible on hours. If offered a position, you must produce legally required documentation demonstrating your eligibility to work in the United States before you can begin employment. This position requires you to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (subject to any medical or religious accommodations or other applicable law). The job description is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. Interested applicants can apply submit resume, cover letter and links/reel/video: careers@abc12.com. 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. Additional Info: Allen Media Broadcasting 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, Allen Media Broadcasting 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. Allen Media Broadcasting 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 Allen Media Broadcasting employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. As a condition of employment, WJRT will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.


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