Full Time Job

Sports Anchor / Reporter


Lexington, KY 08-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Lexington, KY, is home to SEC sports at the University of Kentucky, a lot of other great athletics at area colleges and universities and dominant high school sports. We're also about an hour away from the Bengals and the Reds. We are committed to sports. We produce our Home Team Friday Nights through the high school football and basketball seasons, as well as our Sunday night show, The OT. We hope to find a good person who always wants to help teammates, who loves finding and telling great stories.
• Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Reports, shoots, and edits sports stories in a clear and concise manner
• Researches, reports, and covers sporting events, sports news, and sports feature stories with an intense focus on high school football, college, and professional teams
• Work closely with the sports team to develop and plan comprehensive sports coverage
• Deliver live reports in the field
• Write stories for the station's website
• Interact with viewers and users on social media platforms
• Respond to breaking sports events and other urgent newsroom situations as required
• Participate in promotional activities including public appearances
• Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
• Requirements & Skills:
• 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
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to effectively listen, fully understand problems, and communicate with a team to shape a solution
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Must have flexibility with scheduling due to the ever-changing nature of sports journalism.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gq705m-3-214-184-223-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.