KSL Sports Host / Producer

Posted by KSL Broadcast Group

Salt Lake City, UT
Posted: 2019-05-09

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 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:

KSL Sports is looking for an experienced sports producer to work for our numerous platforms. This position will require a proficiency in writing digital content, as well as experience in radio production and on-air radio hosting. The ideal candidate will be a passionate writer for KSLSports.com, and know how to cover local sports responsibly and thoroughly. They will also be an articulate and entertaining host for Cougar Sports Saturday. We need someone with a deep knowledge of the local college sports landscape, particularly BYU sports. This role may also include other special programming assignments.

Responsibilities:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Collaborate and help plan Saturday sports talk programming.  Host several hours of talk programming each Saturday, as scheduled around preemptions by BYU sports during football and basketball season.
Work directly with the Market Sports Director, as well as the KSL NewsRadio Sports Director
Perform basic engineering operations relative to game day broadcasts, and facilitate communication between studio, guests, and/or engineering
Produce podcasts relating to sports in the state of Utah, with a focus on BYU athletics
Write daily content for KSLSports.com
Actively engage with audience on social media
Connect with BYU fan base and KSLSports.com consumers with passion, creativity, and personality appeal
Produce content that meets the highest journalistic standards of accuracy, fairness, balance, sensitivity, timeliness, and is interesting, relatable, and compelling
Maintain professional relationships, off the air and in broadcast content, with BYU Athletics Department, BYU Athletics Media Relations Department, KSL Sports Department, KSL newsroom, and company managers
Act in a professional and courteous way.  Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor at all events
Actively help keep KSL on the competitive edge by contributing creative ideas on show development, format execution, etc. and effectively implement constructive feedback
Develop and maintain professional journalistic capabilities in order to make full use of the tools and opportunities provided by the station and to expand personal contribution to the company
Work in compliance with Company policies and procedures

Requirements:

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

College degree in journalism, related field, or equivalent experience
Two (2) years journalism (reporting and/or producing) experience or equivalent
Deep understanding of Utah college sports and a passion for sports media
Highly familiar with multiple media platforms including, but not limited to, "heritage" media as well as all types of current and emerging social and digital media
Self-starter, willing to accept responsibility and work under minimal supervision.  Ability to use own initiative and show innovation in problem-solving
Capable of handling many production details and making decisions with a limited amount of supervision
Proven ability to work rapidly under deadline pressure
Consistently work hours required.  Work more when required to meet deadlines including weekends, holidays, evenings, odd shifts, overtime, etc.
Project an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor
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 20 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/disability PWDNET/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-Host---Producer_R1717

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