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Sports Anchor Reporter

Hearst Television, Oklahoma City, OK, United States

The story is yours!

Salary min: $70,000.00

Salary max: $80,000.00

Duration: Full Time


KOCO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City is looking for a Sports Anchor/ReporterThe Sports Anchor/Reporter is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our sports desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; you are an anchor who isn't afraid to head out into the field and break the big sports stories. You will work to bring sports to life telling stories about athletes across all platforms. You will enterprise sports exclusives, tell compelling stories, and complete live shots. You are someone who isn't afraid to ask tough questions, build sports sources and help mentor producers and reporters. You will write and edit scripts with viewer interaction in mind. You are versatile, enterprising, and can work fast and efficiently, can develop sources, and have excellent live reporting skills that can make even the casual sports fan pay attention. You will report to the News Director.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver scripted and ad-lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose.
  • Plan, gather and assemble stories on day-of sports news or special project assignments.
  • Coordinate with news managers and producers to develop sports stories that go beyond the traditional sportscast - surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content.
  • Develop a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the sports reporter to break stories of significance.
  • Appear on behalf of the station at public events.
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms throughout the day
  • Work on different stories and projects at once and meeting all deadlines 
  • Summarize information into easy-to-understand components

Requirements

  • 2+ years of sports anchor experience preferred.
  • 2+ years of reporting experience preferred.
  • Your demo reel is indicative of your everyday work
  • Sports Anchor that connects with viewers, in addition to reporting skills
  • Operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology.
  • Can work in all weather conditions, work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Have a valid driver's license and a clear driving record
  • Have and exhibit unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production
  • Related military experience will be considered

Diversity Statement

At Hearst Television we tell stories every day. Stories about people of all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. That's why, behind the scenes, we believe in being an organization as diverse and varied as the audience we reach, ensuring that the content we create is more compassionate, and more representative of the communities we serve.

Benefits

Hearst's benefit programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on you. As a Hearst employee, you and your spouse or partner or dependents would have access to the following benefits.

  • Medical | Dental | Vision
  • 401(k) matching
  • Emotional Wellness Support
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • LGBTQ+ Health Services
  • Additional benefits to meet your and your family's needs

About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

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