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Sports Reporter / Weekend Sports Anchor



Company KCAU TV
Position Sports Reporter / Weekend Sports Anchor
Jobdescription The Sports Reporter / Weekend Sports Anchor is responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

• Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms

• Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

• Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner

• Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating sports programming and other content

• Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required

• Works closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage

• Participates in promotional activities including public appearances

• Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

• Shoots video for sports reports

• Sets up, composes and executes video shots

• Maintains video equipment

• Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content

• Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms

• Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites

• Anchor Weekend Sports segments

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

• Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities

• Fluency in English

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

• Minimum five years’ experience in sports reporting or anchoring (More or less depending on market size)

• Superior on-air presence

• Experience guiding, directing and motivating others

• Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills

• Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

• Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution

• Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

• Flexibility to work any shift

Expdate 05/13/2021


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