WLKY - Sports Reporter/Photographer

Hearst Television, Louisville, KY USA

The story is yours!

Duration: Full-Time

WLKY is looking for a Sports Multimedia Journalist who can generate story ideas, convey those stories in a compelling visual way, and has live shot experience. We are seeking a self-motivated individual who understands the pace of a deadline-driven newscasts and is dedicated to impactful storytelling. The ideal Sports Reporter/Photographer is an accurate, ethical, compelling storyteller with a team attitude. The right candidate loves telling stories and delivering them live to the viewers. This person will produce content on-air, and on all our digital platforms. We are looking for someone who can shoot and edit video and present the story and other sports news in a professional manner. This position is our primary sports photographer, but also has the opportunity to shoot sports packages and potentially fill-in sports anchor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gather information and video for stories and live reports - this position is nights and weekends.
  • Put together high quality stories (packages) or vosots on a daily basis
  • Coverage of breaking sports news and everyday sports news
  • Develop relationships with local high schools to generate compelling local sports stories
  • Develop relationships with local college and pro teams
  • Shoot live shots with TVU equipment
  • Must prioritize maintenance of all photographer gear and editing equipment, as well as maintain and care for station vehicles.
  • Willing to cover news when needed
  • In-person attendance is required

Experience Requirements:

  • At least one year sports reporting, photography and editing for television - must have on-air experience reporting sports
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Works quickly and efficiently
  • Good personality. Must connect with viewers
  • Must enjoy being part of a team.
  • Excellent writing and visual storytelling skills
  • Must be able to provide samples of live sports reporting and photography.
  • Ability to shoot and edit high quality video
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production


  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism or related field.
  • Military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) will be considered
  • Hearst Television is a proud supporter of military veterans. Related military training and experience will be considered
Additional Requirements

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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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