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Sports Director / Anchor / MMJ


Anchorage, AK 05-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About KTUU:

KTUU-TV is an NBC-affiliated television station based in Anchorage, Alaska. KTUU-TV's early beginnings date back to 1953. Over the ensuing decades, the station has built a reputation of excellence as Alaska's most watched news source, producing 32 hours of news and sports content each week on television. Online, AlaskasNewSource.com has become a digital news leader, and Channel 2's mobile News and Weather applications are on the leading edge of mobile journalism in Alaska. Strong reach and brand loyalty are augmented by added distribution to the state's capital and more than 244 rural communities throughout Alaska. KTUU-TV also operates KYES, Channel 5.
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Job Summary/Description:

Alaska's News Source is looking for a dynamic Sports Director/Multimedia Journalist who is a leader and the consummate team player and must know how to tell good sports stories that even non-sports fans will love. Top candidates will be able to go way beyond highlights to find unique sports stories in the great outdoors of Alaska. We cover prep, collegiate and iconic Alaska sports like the annual Iditarod sled dog race, the Iron Dog snow-machine race, and the Mount Marathon race each summer. We're seeking a highly creative and motivated department leader and storyteller who lives and breathes Alaska sports.

The successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
- Anchor sportscasts
- Generate local sports stories and features for daily newscasts
- Plan sports coverage calendar for sports staff
- Use social media to engage with community and help generate contacts and story ideas
- Post daily to all digital platforms and social media including attaching images and streaming video
- Interview subjects and research facts for credibility
- Produce and anchor newscasts as assigned
- Follow clothing and appearance guidelines
- Collaborate with news managers, producers and reporters for content and newscast development
- Edit video and stories for broadcast and digital platforms
- Participate in community events and make public appearances on behalf of the station as assigned
- Must have a good driving record
- Must be able to handle on-air responsibilities
- Must be a strong writer with solid news judgement

- College degree in Journalism or equivalent
- 3+ years experience in broadcast and multimedia sports content generation and on-air/online presentation
- Ability to write for broadcast news
- Ability to shoot and edit video
- Understanding of principal journalistic ethics
- Ability to carry and utilize camera equipment in the field
- Valid driver's license

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6z1oj-34-236-187-155-42 in your application.

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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.