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  Sports Director
Employer: Upgrade Membership Job Posted: 11/6/2019
Location: South Region Job Status: Full Time
Experience Level: TBD  

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 director to join our team.

WVTM13, the Hearst owned NBC station in Birmingham, AL, has an immediate opening for a sports anchor/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 and anchor 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 anchor/reporter
Produce and anchor 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 anchor/reporter
Non Linear editing knowledge preferable with Adobe Premier
Knowledge and experience with ENPS
Broadcasting degree or equivalent preferred

Qualifications Requirements:

Highly organized
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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