Nexstar Media Group

  • Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter

    Requisition ID
    2019-4669
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Rock Island
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% 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

    Local legacy CBS / FOX combo on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in beautiful Quad Cities.  We are a top 100 market that is seeking a SUPERSTAR Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. Our amazing work & play community is home to the world headquarters of John Deere. We are in central proximity to major metro areas including Chicago, Des Moines, Madison, and St. Louis. The Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter will cover engaging and meaningful hyper-local news stories and be the face of our winning team. 

     

    Join our family that is committed to being part of the fabric of our communities for almost 70 years that has made us a LEADER in delivering local content to our viewers.

     

    To learn more about our beautiful area click here- Visit Quad Cities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    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
    • 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/Reporter must be able to sit, 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, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Sports Anchor Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

     

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