News Sports Reporter

Position: News Sports Reporter
Department: News
Reports to: News Director
Date: 10/16/2017
Submitted by: Jayne Hodak
Position Available: Immediate

WJRT has an opening for a full-time Sports Reporter to report the Sports segment during the week and weekends.
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION

WJRT is seeking a candidate who is motivated and energetic! Have the ability to channel that energy on local/collegiate and professional sports.
Carry out the vision of the Sports Director for sportscasts and sports programming; and the ability to go the extra mile and highlight sports packages.

Possess a strong sports broadcast coverage background. Requires an individual to be able to switch gears quickly.
Ideal candidate will have a strong passion for high school, college and professional sports.

Travel may be necessary for this position. The position includes working weekend and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner.
-Assists Sports Director 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 Director in developing sports coverage.
-Participates in promotional activities including public appearances.
-Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
-Set up/execute video live shots for sports
-Maintains sports 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 3+ years in Sports Reporting/Anchoring
-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.

This is a full time position with competitive compensation and benefits. If interested, please send resume and demo reel to:

Apply at: www.gray.tv/applynow

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

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.