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Sports Reporter

WCVB-TV

Needham, MA 06-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
WCVB-TV, the Hearst Television ABC affiliate in Boston, is looking for a dynamic storyteller to join the SportsCenter 5 team. We are seeking a multi-faceted reporter/producer who can break the big sports stories, move beyond press conference sound bites, enterprise compelling human-interest stories, and find unique angles to captivate the non-sports fan. Must be able to craft compelling pieces with high production value, execute energetic live shots, produce sportscasts, and effectively convert on-air content to all digital platforms. You will report to the News Director.

Responsibilities:
• Deliver scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose
• Regularly plan, gather, and assemble stories related to Boston's professional and collegiate sports teams as well as club and high school sports
• Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop impactful, exclusive stories
• Develop a network of local and national sources who provide tips and early access to information that allows WCVB to break stories of significance
• Committed to digital platforms and ready, willing, and able to extend WCVB's reach by working creatively with our digital team
• Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrating exceptional time-management skills under pressure
• Demonstrate unwavering journalistic integrity, ethical standards, and a team-player approach
• Appear on behalf of the station at public events

Requirements:
• Has a valid driver's license and a clear driving record
• Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
• Can work in all weather conditions
• At least two years television sports experience required
• Working knowledge of broadcast newsroom systems (ENPS, etc.)
• In-person attendance is required

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.
• Medical | Dental | Vision
• 401(k) matching
• Emotional Wellness Support
• Paid Time Off
• Paid Parental Leave
• LGBTQ+ Health Services
• Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rbbmpk-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WCVB-TV

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.