Sports Reporter/Anchor
Hearst Communications Inc.
Savannah, Georgia, United States
14d ago

WJCL TV, the Hearst Television station in Savannah / Hilton Head is looking for a weekend sports anchor who is both an outstanding anchor and a strong storyteller.

The successful candidate should have a reel that demonstrates professional delivery at the anchor desk, and stories that appeal to viewers who aren't avid sports fans.

This position will require active and engaged live shots. You will be required to shoot, write and edit your own material as well as produce the sports segment.

WJCL focuses mainly on high school, college and local sports.

Job Responsibilities :

Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose

Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production

Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on 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 the reporter 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

Experience Requirements :

Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required

Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required

Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover

Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

Qualifications Requirements :

Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills

Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology

Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds

Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record

Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends

Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production

Education :

Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

Military training and experience will be considered

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