Sports Reporter, Anchor

Springfield, MO
Posted: 2019-06-10

Description:

Company Overview:

Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

 

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Position Summary

The Sports Anchor produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers.

 

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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 with the ability to ad lib when required
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
 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Sports Anchor must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Sports Anchor must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 50 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

 

Contact:

Apply online at https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com/jobs/5536/reporter%2c-sports-anchor/job

 

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