Sports Anchor/Reporter

South Burlington, Vermont
Jul 17, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

WPTZ/NBC5, the Hearst-owned NBC station in Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY as an 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. 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 weekend 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
  • Detail-Oriented
  • 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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