Full Time Job

Sports Anchor

WPIX

New York, NY 11-10-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
WPIX is searching for a Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter. The Sports Anchor/Reporter writes and presents sports news both from the set and in the field. The role includes anchoring sportscast, sports shows and specials, interviewing guests, reporting on newsworthy events, reading highlights, reporting on major events for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to sports news consumers.

Job Responsibilities
• Reports news stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
• Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
• Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
• Reviews and evaluates notes taken about event aspects to isolate pertinent facts and details
• Determines a story's emphasis, length and format, and organizes material accordingly
• Researches and analyzes background information related to news stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
• Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
• Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
• Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
• Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
• Checks reference materials such as books, news files or public records to obtain relevant facts
• Revises work to meet editorial approval or to fit time requirements
• Produces and presents reports for all platforms
• Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
• Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
• Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
• Performs 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
• Fluency in English
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• Minimum five years' experience in news reporting
• Superior on-air presence
• Proficiency with computers, telephones, and other office equipment, ENPS is a plus
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record
• Flexibility to work any shift

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g67v60-54-80-173-217-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WPIX

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.