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Sports Anchor/Reporter

Hearst Television Inc


Location:
Birmingham, AL
Date:
06/21/2017
2017-06-212017-07-20
Job Code:
2087
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Sports Anchor/Reporter Jobs in Birmingham, AL

Sports Anchor/Reporter

   
Job ID:
2087
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
News
Location: Birmingham, AL US
Station Name:
WVTM-TV

Job Description

WVTM TV is looking for a sports anchor/reporter who can break the clichéd local sports model. We are looking for a sportscaster who can break the big sports stories, move beyond the dry press conference sound bites, enterprise compelling human interest stories, and find the unique angles that will captivate the non-sports fan. Our next sports anchor/reporter will turn both sports and news stories during the week.  Must be able to enterprise exclusives, tell compelling stories, and execute energetic live shots. We are looking for a sportscaster who knows when sports news is breaking news, and wants to jump into continuous coverage of breaking weather or news. Our next sports anchor/reporter will help mentor and grow a team of reporters and producers who contribute to sports specials and event coverage. Our sports anchors write and edit scripts with conversational communication in mind.

Job Responsibilities:                                      

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on sports, day-of news or special project assignments
  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow us to break stories of significance.
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events

Required Skills

  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use of latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid drivers license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends

Education:                                          

  • College degree or equivalent work/military experience

Required Experience

  • Past sports experience preferred
  • Past news experience preferred    
  • Web publishing experience required
   

Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.


Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.


Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.


Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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