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Employer: WVTM Job Posted: 2/11/2020
Location: Birmingham, AL Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

In the heart of the SEC conference, The Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers are always at the top of the polls. We are looking for a sports reporter to join our team.

WVTM13, the Hearst owned NBC station in Birmingham, AL, has an immediate opening for a sports reporter. Applicant must have proven ability to tell compelling stories, perform dynamic live shots, and must be able to shoot and edit. Experience producing special programs is also a plus. We need a storyteller who has a dynamic on-air presence and excellent communication skills. You must also have a proven track record of social media engagement.

Job Responsibilities:

• Prepare sports segment and sports stories for weekday evening shows
• Serve as a reporter and photographer for gathering and presenting sports stories during the week and on weekends
• Fill in for weekend sports reporter
• Produce sports specials
• Post sports stories to digital platforms including social media
• Work with promotions and marketing to provide material for promoting stories and segments
• Work with the assignment desk to plan resources for sports coverage
• Travel to sporting events for coverage at times

Experience Requirements:

• At least two years in a commercial TV newsroom preferable as a sports reporter
• Non Linear editing knowledge preferable with Adobe Premier
• Knowledge and experience with ENPS
• Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

Qualifications Requirements:

• Highly organized
• Detail-Oriented
• Social Media savvy
• Works well in stressful situations and with deadlines
• Extensive sports knowledge and good news judgment
• Desire to win, especially in breaking news situations
• Team player


• Journalism or Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

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