Sports Reporter/Anchor

Savannah, Georgia
Oct 26, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

WJCL – TV, the Hearst Television station in Savannah/Hilton Head is looking for a weekend sports anchor who is both an outstanding anchor and a strong storyteller.  The successful candidate should have a reel that demonstrates professional delivery at the anchor desk, and stories that appeal to viewers who aren't avid sports fans.  This position will require active and engaged live shots.  You will be required to shoot, write and edit your own material as well as produce the sports segment. WJCL focuses mainly on high school, college and local sports.


Job Responsibilities:                                                

  • Delivers scripted and ad lib material with professionalism, personality, and purpose  

  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in newscast production

  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of news or special project assignments

  • Works with or without a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
  • Coordinates with news managers and producers to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content

  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break stories of significance.

  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day

  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.

  • An ability to summarize information into easy-to-understand components

  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

  • Appears on behalf of the station at public events

Experience Requirements:

  • Past anchor experience (2-5 years) required

  • Past reporting experience(2-5 years) required

  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover

  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proven Anchor with ability to connect with viewers, in addition to strong reporting skills

  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology

  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds

  • Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record

  • Ability to work varied shifts, including overnights and weekends   

  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent proven work experience

  • Military training and experience will be considered 

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