KSL Sports Director

Posted by KSL Broadcast Group

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2019-01-14

Description:

Bonneville International has been a leader in broadcasting for over 50 years, with a mission to build up, connect, inform and celebrate communities and families across our markets. We currently own and/or operate 22 radio stations in Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, Sacramento, San Francisco and Salt Lake City, along with the NBC Affiliate TV station, KSL TV 5, in Salt Lake.  Were proud of our history, and we want talented people to join us as we continue to grow!

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

We are looking for a Sports Director to significantly expand our sports presence on all digital platforms (web, mobile, social), while maintaining and strengthening daily sports broadcast operations for our Salt Lake Market. We need a leader with a passion for sports and a vision for creating growth across multiple platforms: digital, TV and radio.

Responsibilities:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with existing digital team to create and execute a growth strategy for digital sports content on web, mobile and social platforms
Expand existing sports brand on TV and radio stations
Ensure daily sports content is compelling, relevant, and timely
Oversee sports strategy and daily operations of TV sports team
Build digital capability within existing teams, including social media interaction, audience consumption habits and relevant digital metrics
Shoot, edit, write and produce relevant and compelling content
Make daily content decisions based on news judgment, knowledge of platforms and insights from audience metrics
Ensure that sports department meets all digital goals in subscriptions, page views, video views, all other metrics as applied
Help develop story ideas, both short- and long-term, and ensure that those stories achieve maximum reach and interaction
Work with all newsroom platforms to develop strategies for maximizing the impact and delivery of content at optimal times and with platform needs in mind
Apply appropriate SEO techniques; maintain strong social media presence

Requirements:

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree in journalism or related field preferred, or equivalent relevant experience, with at least five years experience in a newsroom leadership role
Great news sense with a clear understanding of how to seek and build digital audiences
Excellent communication skills and initiative; good news judgment
Ability to collaborate in a complex matrixed organization and bridge organizational boundaries
Sophisticated knowledge of digital platforms and social media
Ability to multitask and excel under deadline pressure
Highly familiar with the benefits and shortcomings of all types of media including, but not limited to "heritage" media as well as all types of current and emerging social and digital media
Maintain a valid drivers license and proven ability to safely drive personal vehicle without exposing company to serious liability risks.
Possess excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.
 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Receive, process, and maintain information through oral and/or written communication effectively
Substantial physical movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction with good eye and hand coordination
Lift, move, and carry up to 40 pounds on occasion
 

Bonneville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minority/female/disabilityPWDNET/veteran are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://deseretmanagement.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BonSaltLake/job/SLC-Triad-Center/KSL-Sports-Director_R1325-1

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