Nexstar Media Group

Weekend Sports Anchor & Weekday Sports Reporter (November)

Requisition ID
2019-5915
Category
News
Job Locations
US-GA-Columbus
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

The Sports Anchor produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

 

Tech Skills

Hardware:
Must be able to operate computers, smart phones, video cameras, microphones, tripods, lights, TVU bonded cellular live gear, and station motor vehicles.

Software:
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.

 

Job Skills

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

Technical acumen

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

 

Physical Requirements:

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

 

Please Add your Video Reel Link to your Resume & Attach your Resume

Using this Job Link to Apply:

 

https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/5915/reporter-i%2c-sports-anchor/job

 

 

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed