Full Time Job

Sports Anchor / Reporter


Chicago, IL 09-07-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

ABC7/WLS, the ABC Owned Television station in Chicago, IL has an opening for a collaborative sports anchor/reporter who is responsible for taking ownership of and working with producers and reporters/colleagues to craft high impact sports content. The candidate also sets the tone for teamwork and excellence within the station and across the station group. The anchor/reporter is an empathetic and ethical leader who is committed to reporting the facts, with integrity above all else. He or she must be a team player, compelling journalist, and inclusive storyteller with the ability to authentically engage and connect with a diverse audience. Additionally, the anchor/reporter must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility journalists have to, and with, the communities they serve.

• Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills
• Ability to source and generate impactful sports stories, relying on critical relationships with local newsmakers
• Subject matter expertise in telling sports stories, and ability to demonstrate this from the anchor desk and in the field
• Ability to report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms
• Active use of social media for promotion and news gathering
• Demonstrated ability to move an audience between linear and digital platforms
• Willingness to lead and mentor
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to the community, which includes representing the station and participating at various community events
• Flexibility with scheduling to cover high-impact sports events

Preferred Qualifications:
• At least five years of experience

Required Education:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. Preferred emphasis in journalism or a related field.

Additional Information:
• This position is covered under the Company's collective bargaining agreement with AFTRA.
• This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
• Reporting Location – Chicago, IL


This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn0kvm-18-206-194-21-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The Walt Disney Company Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.