Full Time Job

Sports Director

WSFA

Montgomery, AL 11-12-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Sports Director - WSFA

About WSFA:

WSFA 12 News, Alabama's News Source for central and south Alabama & dominant number one TV station in Montgomery, AL, is looking for a Sports Director. We seek a leader who can coordinate coverage for our sports department, making a daily impact in our newscasts. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills, must be able to deliver energetic sportscasts and compelling sports news on all platforms under tight, pressure packed deadlines. This includes a leading presence on Facebook, Twitter, wsfa.com as well as Instagram and even Tik Tok.

Job Summary/Description:

The successful candidate must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills, must be able to deliver energetic sportscasts and compelling sports news on all platforms under tight, pressure packed deadlines. This includes a leading presence on Facebook, Twitter, wsfa.com as well as Instagram and even Tik Tok.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Being a leader in the community is essential – with speaking engagements and emcee opportunities.
- Must demonstrate strong photography skills shooting all sports.
- Storytelling must also be demonstrated on your reel.
- Sports knowledge is critical, but it must go beyond the X's and O's and drive the emotion and amazing stories that exist across in sports and athletes.
- Breaking stories with area contacts is key.
- Our award-winning sports team covers Auburn, Alabama, Alabama State, Troy, Tuskegee, Auburn-Montgomery, Huntingdon and Faulkner athletics in addition to all high school sports. Montgomery is home to AA baseball – the Montgomery Biscuits, the Camellia Bowl as well as many regional sports tournaments and Bowl Games. We also help produce several sports special over the year.

Qualifications/Requirements:
- Candidate must have at least 5-years of sports reporting/anchoring experience.
- In addition to anchoring our 6, 9 and 10pm newscasts, availability in our 4pm newscast and other newscasts as needed will be required.
- Must be energetic, driven, have solid news/sports judgment, have strong reporting and live skills.
- Must be a leader in the newsroom and excel at breaking news/sports coverage from the studio and in the field.
- Exceptional planning and creative storytelling are a must – a flexible schedule is part of the job with sports events.
- College degree in Journalism or Communications
- Good driving record is a must.
- Exceptional knowledge of sports.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now''

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g67wmj-34-207-247-69-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WSFA

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.