Nexstar Media Group


    Requisition ID
    Job Locations
    US-CT-New Haven
    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


    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WTNH/News 8 is looking for a self-starting sports reporter to join our award-winning news team. We seek a great storyteller who is comfortable handling a wide range of story assignments.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    Report sports and feature stories, blogs and other material originated by the reporter, or assigned by the editor, and read them accurately, clearly and concisely and in an engaging manner.


    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Build network of informational sources that will enable the Company to stay ahead of its competitors.
      Develop ideas for sports, feature and enterprise pieces, as well as covering major breaking news events.
    • Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy sporting events by interview, investigation, or observation.
    • Shoot, write and edit stories for air and for publication on digital and social media.
    • Actively post to relevant social media platforms.
    • Fill in on anchor desk as needed.
      Gather accurate and interesting information for newscast presentations.
      Present clear, creative and accurate live shots.
    • Produce accurate, complete and compelling sports copy on deadline.

    Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    • Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills.
    • Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.
      Proficient at screening and logging and editing video.
    • Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters.
    • Possess exceptional research skills.


    Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related field preferred, with minimum of (2) two years’ experience as news or sports reporter/MMJ.


    Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems, shoot MMJ camera, edit on non-linear formats.


    Additional Information: Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures. NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.




    WTNH is an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in our workforce. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


    News 8 WTNH/WCTX values the contribution of all of its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. We are committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background and DMV check


    To be considered for this position you must apply online via the Nexstar Media Group Career Portal: Please remember to attach your cover letter, resume and a link to your demo reel (if applicable).

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