Full Time Job

Sports Producer


Baltimore, MD 02-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

WBAL-TV has an opening for a strong, take-charge sports producer who has experience creating daily sports newscasts, in addition to planning, coordinating, and producing special programming. The right candidate will have a wide knowledge of local, collegiate, and professional sports, and be able to monitor what games, events, etc. should warrant coverage. Candidates must have experience coordinating story shoots, coverage plans, and special program planning with all necessary departments. The ideal candidate will be able to learn the operations and systems of the department, to have a complete understanding of what is needed to accomplish daily and weekly goals.

Job Responsibilities:
• Producing nightly sports segments in newscasts, formatting stories in a rundown and creating graphics.
• Coordinating with sports anchors to decide what events need to be covered in the community.
• Working with the news assignment desk to ensure proper notice is received to help cover stories.
• Managing sports department's video archives.
• Planning, coordinating, and producing sports special programming.
• Producing Baltimore Ravens wrap-up show every week during NFL season.

Experience Requirements:
• 2 years experience as a lead producer in a sports department.
• Strong communication skills across different newsroom departments.
• Experience planning out sports coverage in advance

Qualifications Requirements:
• Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills.
• Ability to multi-task and coordinate several crews and responsibilities simultaneously.
• An ability to understand the important sports and teams to the community
• Ability to build relationships with athletic departments and sports organizations to enhance coverage
• Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
• Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule during professional sports seasons

• College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field preferred.
• Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) with associated producing experience will be considered.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.