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Sports Anchor/Reporter, WLEX

The E.W. Scripps Company
Lexington, KY 40507
  • Job Code
    JR023911
  • Jobs Rated
    215th

Primary Purpose

WLEX, the Scripps NBC affiliate in Lexington, KY is seeking a Sports Anchor/Reporter. The Sports Anchor/Reporter is responsible for researching, writing, producing, editing sports segments, capturing visual content for multiple platforms, anchoring and/or reporting news casts.

Key Activities

  • Receives assignment or evaluates sports leads and news tips to develop story ideas.

  • Gathers and verifies factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.
  • Organizes material, determines slant or emphasis, and writes story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.
  • Shoots video and still photos to illustrate stories. Edits, or assists in editing, videos for all multimedia platforms.
  • Appears on television program when conducting taped interview or narration. Gives live reports from site of event or mobile broadcast unit.
  • Write and produce quality sports stories for multiple media platforms.
  • Report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce sports stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as Internet and digital channels.

Skills

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of the sports industry.
  • Knowledge and demonstration of editorial judgment, journalistic ethics and libel laws required.
  • Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems. Videography and non-linear editing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.
  • Edit video on Final Cut Pro editing systems, or similar equipment.
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.
  • Proficient at posting content to various websites and multimedia.
  • Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments.
  • Advance knowledge of organization's technologies and practices.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship for the company.

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Posted: 2020-11-08 Expires: 2020-12-07
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