Sports MMJ and Anchor - NBC Connecticut

Posted: 1/9/2019

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

As a Sports MMJ and Anchor for NBC Connecticut, you will work primarily as a storyteller who delivers relevant daily content covering local sports.

This is an opportunity for a creative storyteller to cover sports differently. The successful candidate will be someone who talks to people in the community and tells great sports-related stories including a quick roundup of local relevant scores and, when appropriate, the best highlights of our local teams. This innovative approach to local sports will look different from the traditional sports anchor/reporter who does play-by-play and attends every sports news conference.

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. The position partners with our existing weekend MMJ/Anchor to plan our coverage. 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 submit a reel of own work to be considered.
  • Physical requirements required to perform medium/heavy physical work which includes: Lifting and carrying camera equipment ranging from 15 pounds to 30 pounds (in camera weight) for extended periods of time to shoot on remote locations.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • 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.

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