Anchoring sports in Louisville is unlike any other sports position in the country. From the grandeur of the Kentucky Derby to the fierce rivalry of March Madness, this is a city where sports MAKES news. WHAS11 is searching for
a great Sports Anchor/MSJ who can share the excitement and emotion of these sports stories.
We want sports journalists who can create unique elements for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing. At WHAS11, were looking looking for more than the highlights; we want perspectives, analysis, and insider stories on all things sports.
Were seeking an independent, innovative storyteller who can shoot, write, edit, report, anchor and produce memorable content across all platforms.
In this role, you will:
Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit for TV, website, apps, Twitter, Facebook and other platforms
Produce sports content that stands out from the norm
Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
Develop sources and build relationships that allow you to break stories and create enterprise content
Have a strong, active social media presence
Own sports news across all platforms, collaborating with TV producers and digital editors, including Facebook Lives, digital articles, video packages.
Flexibility to cover dayparts that tie topically to sport events, including weekends
Perform other tasks as required by Sports Director
Heres what you need:
BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
2-3 years of experience preferred
Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
A portfolio with examples of strong breaking news sports reporting and anchoring
Ability to generate creative, engaging, content, both live and recorded
Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and graphics a plus
Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
Bilingual, (English & Spanish) speaking a plus