Sports Director/Multi-Media Journalist - NBC Connecticut

Posted: 12/6/2017

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Function: Production
Specialty: Television & Film, Video
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

As the Sports Director for NBC Connecticut, you will work as a Sports Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist gathering daily content for local sports coverage. The Sports Director will, in collaboration with the Vice President of News, set and execute the editorial strategy for sports coverage on the station. The successful candidate will perform on-air as our main Sports Anchor for our news programs and field report as a Multi-Media Journalist. The successful candidate will shoot, edit, write, produce, gather and report content on all of NBC Connecticut’s platforms, including but not limited to broadcast and web. Additionally, the Sports MMJ may be assigned to cover news stories for the station.

Essential Functions
  • Generate story ideas, research and set up the content and interviews, produce the content in the field, write and voice the story, and present the story live as scheduled on a designated newscast.
  • Perform on-air responsibilities for designated newscast. Perform anchor assignments for all news programs, as requested or required.
  • Work with news producers, managers and photographers to conceptualize, write, edit, and produce packages. Produce additional video and graphic presentations as requested.
  • Contribute story ideas for key series pieces and lead stories for daily news programs. Research and write scripts for on-air content. Select video and coordinate the editing and graphic design production for material that appears on-air.
  • Communicate with news producers, assignment editors and managers regarding story development, progress in the field and/or breaking news stories.
  • Build relationships with the community and community leaders for the purpose of developing connections to story leads. Establish network of contacts and sources across Connecticut. Cooperate with and support NBC News, Newschannel and other Owned Television Stations.
  • Participate in station-sponsored events and all assigned special promotions projects.

    Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience shooting video and knowledge of live remote capabilities in a Broadcast station.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in newsgathering and/or production
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience writing, producing and desktop editing

    Eligibility Requirements:
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights.
  • Must have the ability to work any of a 24 x 7 shift
  • Must be willing to work in West Hartford, CT
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • This position is an AFTRA Represented job. Successful candidate will be required to join the AFTRA Union upon employment if not already a member.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications.
  • Experience as a General Assignment Reporter
  • Excellent writing skills as well as very strong speech skills.
  • Able to ad-lib effortlessly in various types of situations, particularly breaking news.
  • Strong live reporting skills are necessary.
  • Ability to write, edit and produce under heavy deadline pressure without compromising accuracy or credibility.
  • Possess the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise, research and plan stories.
  • Demonstrated experience generating and producing news stories.
  • Prior experience delivering taped and live reports.
  • Can act decisively under stress and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including weekends) and to return to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage.
  • Experience editing content on a desktop editing system.
  • Strong desire to deliver news as it develops on all current and future platforms.
  • A sense of urgency and desire to learn emerging technologies.

    NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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