Full Time Job

Sports Reporter / MMJ


Charlotte, NC 06-14-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Sports Reporter / MMJ - WBTV

About WBTV:

WBTV was the first television station to sign on in the Carolinas and is considered the ''most trustworthy source of news and information'' in the area according to research. WBTV First Alert Weather is the certified most accurate forecast for the market as measured by WeatheRate. Being ''On Your Side'' for viewers, clients and the community is the guiding principle of WBTV and helps drive its award-winning newscasts and quality local journalism. Visit wbtv.com to learn more.

Job Summary/Description:

WBTV has an exciting opportunity to cover a wide range of professional, collegiate and prep sports in beautiful Charlotte, NC. We are home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR headquarters, yearly PGA Tour stop and the newest MLS expansion team Charlotte FC. This will not be position where a sports anchor shows highlights, we are looking for a Sports/MMJ focused on storytelling with an innovative style as well as a journalist who embraces in-depth digital coverage. This position requires solid news judgment and a strong background in photojournalism. The ideal candidate exhibits a good work ethic, strong people skills, the ability to be work flexibly.

Duties and responsibilities include but are note limited to:
- Excellent writing skills and strong organizational skills
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Ability to shoot and edit video is a must (Experience with ENPS, EDIUS, or BitCentral Oasis is a plus)
- Have an aptitude for social media and digital savvy storyteller
- Experience with live shots is required (Experience with Live-U is a plus)
- Must exhibit the ability to develop community contacts and enterprise story ideas

- A minimum of 2 years reporting experience is required
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred
- Must be able to work weekends
- Must exhibit understanding of broadcast, digital, social, and streaming platforms in a local news context
- You MUST provide a link to your resume reel
- Must be able to lift 25-30 lbs
- Must pass a pre-employment motor vehicle background check

Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rz6bq7-44-192-65-228-42 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.