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

     

     

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