Full Time Job

Sports Director


Bryan, TX 5 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About KBTX:

KBTX Media operates the CBS and CW affiliates in Bryan-College Station, Texas, serving an 18-county area known as the Brazos Valley. For over 65 years, KBTX has been the ratings leader and dominant choice for local news and entertainment. Our team produces six newscasts each weekday, three each weekend, a breaking news digital channel, and a daily lifestyle show, totaling more than 40 hours of programming each week. KBTX is routinely recognized among the best in the state by organizations including the Associated Press, RTDNA and the Lone Star EMMY Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2023, the station was honored to receive a National Edward R. Murrow Award, three regional Murrow Awards, a National Gracie Award and the Texas Association of Broadcasters' Bonner McLane Public Service Award. KBTX is also a recent Texas AP Broadcasters/Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas Station of the Year and Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Station of the Year. KBTX has helped launch the careers of many well-known journalists, meteorologists, and network and production executives, and takes pride in helping talent grow quickly into the nation's largest television markets.

Job Summary/Description:

KBTX is looking for an innovative, digitally minded sports director to lead the market's largest sports team. In this role, you'll routinely break sports headlines online, then offer depth and context on our broadcast and digital platforms.

In this role, you'll routinely break sports headlines online, then offer depth and context on our broadcast and digital platforms. You'll produce and anchor content that goes beyond standard highlights, scores and profiles, and share stories of success and empowerment that resonate with viewers. An ideal candidate will be comfortable developing strong sources at the collegiate and high school levels, independently enterprising content, and using their storytelling skills to offer meaningful depth to sports headlines. You'll oversee daily sports coverage, along with seasonal content including Texas A&M and high school football season previews, a live Texas A&M football pregame show, and a Friday night high school football program.

At KBTX, you'll regularly cover the Southeastern Conference and Texas A&M, one of the nation's most recognizable college brands and most fervent fanbases. As the Official Aggie Sports Station, KBTX's coverage of Texas A&M is unmatched on broadcast – you'll guide that coverage both at home and on the road, and oversee a digital product to match its depth online. This high-energy, high-expectations position requires solid news judgment, a strong background in photojournalism, and dynamic storytelling abilities. You must have a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A robust personality, comfort in live television reporting, and a positive attitude are essential for this role.

You're joining a team of exceptional journalists who are committed to our community and work to make it better, both on and off camera.

Duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Overseeing the sports department, including managing schedules and setting coverage priorities, in close collaboration with the news director
• Researching and creating daily content for television, social and web platforms, including dynamic live shots and packages
• Forming and facilitating working relationships with the local sports community
• Identifying and enterprising relevant local feature stories
• Meeting daily and weekly deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Taking an active role in seasonal KBTX productions including Aggie Gameday and Friday Football Fever

• A minimum of ten years of experience in a television newsroom, as well as a college degree in broadcast journalism or a related field, are expected
• Experience with ENPS or Sony XPRI non-linear editing software is a big plus
• Candidates should also exhibit a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be a team player and work flexibly
• This position will require holiday and weekend work as sports schedules and special events dictate

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references.

(Current employees that are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro employee portal)

KBTX-TV/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company.

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjomwb-3-236-116-27-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.