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The Sports Anchor produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.
Sports Anchor & Multimedia Journalist
+++ NOTE: This Position will open in November 2019. +++
WRBL-TV Columbus, Georgia / Nexstar Media Group is accepting applications for a qualified Sports Anchor (Weekend) & Multimedia Journalist.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Produce and anchor weekend evening sports segments
Produce and anchor weekday sports segments on a fill-in basis
Produce and anchor sports specials including; “Last Call” our weekly half-hour sports show, a weekly high school football highlights show, and a weekly SEC Football pre-game show
Produce and anchor digital-exclusive streams and programs
Produce and anchor social media streams and programs
Report live for newscasts, website, and social media
Report, shoot, write, edit, and present sports stories daily for newscasts, website, and social media – You are a “one-person band”
Work beats and general leads to consistently author and publish strong enterprise sports content
Travel to sports venues across the Southeast and US to cover events
Interact successfully with fan base on social media platforms
Interact successfully with fan base in person, at planned events and informally
Represent station as a featured speaker, emcee, and participant at community and promotional events
Cover BREAKING NEWS and SEVERE WEATHER as needed on all platforms
Must be able to operate computers, smart phones, video cameras, microphones, tripods, lights, TVU bonded cellular live gear, and station motor vehicles.
Strong capabilities with AP ENPS newsroom software, Chyron graphics interface, Adobe Premiere, mobile video editing software programs, Anvato, BitCentral, OBS, live transmission apps, Word Press, social media platforms’ publishing interfaces (stories & live streams), and email required.
Understanding of and capabilities with Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Chartbeat, Crowd Tangle, Social Media Newsdesk, and HTML web skills is a big plus.
Strong editorial judgement
Strong storytelling skills as reporter and producer
Never miss a deadline - strong time management and organizational skills
Flexible approach to work and ability to quickly adapt and change tactics to meet coverage needs
Ability to function at a high level under pressure
Low to zero call reluctance and approach anxiety when dealing with sources
Previous experience covering Southeastern Conference sports is a plus
Previous experience covering high school sports is a plus
Proven ability to turn compelling and entertaining non-traditional sports stories is a big plus
Integrity in all you do and say
Unselfish in duties and in interaction with teammates
Competitive against and respectful toward members of other news outlets
High level of curiosity
Master the use of your gear, protect your gear, and care for your gear
Commitment to continuous learning
Receptive to feedback and coaching
Schedule (Days & Times): as assigned (normally weekends + 3 weekdays)
Minimum Experience: 2-years
Minimum Education: Bachelors level degree in journalism, media, communications or a related field preferred.
Full-time Employee Benefits include
Vacation, Sick, Personal, Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, 401k etc. after a respective waiting period
You must have the ability to bend, squat, reach, lift, carry, setup, and use a variety of equipment including video cameras, tripods, lights, mobile phones, TVU live equipment, and other gear.
You must be able to lift & carry up to 30lbs of equipment daily.
You must be able to move quickly and safely at crowded sporting events to capture video and interviews, i.e. run up and down sidelines for high school football games
Job Requirements: Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and possess and maintain a clean driving record.
Pre - Employment Background Screenings are also required. EOE M/F/D/V
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