Full Time Job

Sports Director


Greenville, NC 06-03-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WITN:

WITN is the #1 News station in Eastern Carolina & we also have the best Digital marketing resources in the business.
Our stations include WITN, MeTV, MyTV & Telemundo ENC.
Our viewing area includes Jacksonville, Greenville, New Bern, Morehead City & the Outer Banks.

Job Summary/Description:

Eastern Carolina's #1 news station, WITN News, is seeking a dynamic journalist for the role of sports director. Are you a born storyteller? We're looking for someone who lives to tell those mass-appeal sports stories – who consumes and enterprises great content. The ideal candidate has a knack for communication, a passion for storytelling, and speaks the social media language. This position is for someone who loves finding great stories, showcasing them, and then telling them on air! The successful candidate must be organized, driven, creative, and an active content creator. We are looking for a top-notch journalist who loves attacking breaking sports news and embraces a culture of urgency.

Candidates must be able to learn and retain knowledge on complex processes and be able to manage their time to work successfully.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Selecting and creating stories that matter to viewers
• Delivering scripted material and ad-libbing with professionalism, personality, and purpose
• Writing scripts, building graphics, and editing video that helps you tell complete and effective stories
• Planning, gathering, assembling stories, and producing sports hits as needed
• Coordinating with news managers and producers to develop enterprising and exclusive content
• Monitoring and posting to digital platforms as news develops
• Responding urgently and appropriately to breaking and developing sports news
• Working under strict deadline pressure
• Demonstrating exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines
• Appearing on behalf of the station at public events

• Good writing and video editing skills
• Good communication skills
• Solid ethics and judgment
• Consistent track record of meeting deadlines
• Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends
• Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or a related field
• Self-starter skills
• Knowledge of and ability to operate state-of-the-art television news equipment as well as content management systems and social media
• Past anchoring and reporting experience required (2-5 years)
• You MUST provide a link to your resume reel
• Pre-employment MVR check will be run
• Familiarity with ENPS, Edius, TVU, Arc a plus

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WITN-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus before the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ro7366-3-236-83-154-42 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.