Reporter/Photographer (Sports)

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    Job Description

    DEPARTMENT: News

    REPORTS TO: News Director

    EDUCATION: Four-year degree in journalism or related field preferred

    EXPERIENCE: Minimum of two years live reporting and some anchoring preferred

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Plan daily and long-term sports coverage
    • Knowledge of all major sports
    • Attend news planning meetings
    • Contribute story ideas in all planning meetings, including sweeps and event planning
    • Produce all aspects of sports coverage for assigned newscasts, including writing scripts and editing video
    • Shoot, write and edit packages and other stories for sports coverage
    • Quality control for sports coverage, both from a technical and aesthetic standpoint
    • Develop sources
    • Update station website daily and contribute to the station’s internet success
    • Enterprise unique sports stories that focus on people
    • Develop sports franchises
    • Live field reporting and on-site anchoring
    • Keep up with current sports events, particularly local and SEC
    • Operate a station vehicle, keep it clean, report any maintenance issues in a timely manner
    • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
    • Act as ambassador/representative of the station to the public
    • Involved in station projects including public appearances on behalf of the station
    • Must be on-call via home or cell phone
    • Assist as assigned in all major news coverage
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the News Director
    • Informing management of any obstacles to effectively performing duties outlined above.

    ABILITIES/SKILLS:

    • Able to ad-lib
    • Strong speaking voice
    • Able to project an energetic appearance while on air
    • Able to meet daily deadlines
    • Punctual
    • Communicate with news staff and other departments
    • Working knowledge of newsroom equipment and capabilities
    • Able to operate non-linear video camera and editor
    • Able to write broadcast style with proper grammar, spelling and punctuation
    • Courteous
    • Conform to station management standards for physical appearance, including wardrobe, hairstyle and makeup
    • Be respectful of station property and property of co-workers
    • Safely operate and protect station equipment
    • Keep work area organized
    • Have a drivers license

    Job Type: Full-time

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter,  resume, media portfolio to newsjobs@41nbc.com 

    EOE, M/F/D/V, Pre-Employment drug screening and background check.