Nexstar Media Group

  • Wknd Sports Anchor/Producer

    Requisition ID
    2018-2650
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-GA-Augusta
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC. Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

     

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    The Sports Anchor produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. This position will anchor on the weekends.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:    

    • Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms.
    • Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.
    • Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner.
    • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating sports programming and other content.
    • 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 shots.
    • Maintains video equipment.
    • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content.
    • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
    • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

     

    Requirements & 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.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
    • Minimum five years’ experience in sports reporting or anchoring. (More or less depending on market size.)
    • Superior on-air presence.
    • 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.
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.
    • 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.
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
    • Flexibility to work any shift.

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:


    The Sports Anchor must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Sports Anchor must be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.

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