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Sports Anchor

KGBT-TV

Location: Harlingen/Weslaco/Brownsville/McAllen, TX

Contact Name: Sinclair Broadcast Group

Web: http://www.valleycentral.com

Job Description

Category: Talent
Position/Title: Sports Anchor

Details:
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

KGBT TV CBS 4, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is looking for a dynamic Sports Anchor for our weekday sportscasts. To be considered for this position, you must have a passion for going beyond scores and highlights and telling real stories thoughtful and relevant sports feature packages for the sports and non-sports fans. Strong writing, photography, and nonlinear editing skills are a must. We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic, time management and live shot skills. Demonstrated knowledge of how to position great content on air and on website-mobile-social media platforms is required. You will report to the News Director, but must work well independently and as part of a team in a high energy, creative and collaborative environment. We are looking for a strong team player with competitive drive who upholds high journalistic and ethical standards, under deadline pressure. The position will include occasional weekend shifts, and covering sports events on weekends as well as some travel.

Vacancy Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 9/12/2017
Closing Date: 10/12/2017
City: Harlingen
State: Texas
URL: http://www.valleycentral.com

Experience:

Job Requirements:
Covering, shooting and reporting on day-to-day sporting events and sports features on a variety of platforms, including on air, website, social media, and mobile
Updating and writing
2 years of daily TV sports anchoring and reporting is required
This position requires working nights, weekends, and holidays
Strong social media presence
Experience editing in a non-linear format
You must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a good driving record
A college degree in journalism or related field is required

Requirements:

Required Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
Superior and professional on-air presence 
Ability to coach, mentor or otherwise help others on sports team to improve their knowledge or skills.
Meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, schedule high school football coverage during fall football season and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Develop feature story ideas, write, shoot and edit sports/news stories for on-air broadcasting.
Write in an exciting and captivating manner.
Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories, feature local athletes, and go beyond the highlights.
Develop sources that allow you to break stories.
Bilingual in Spanish and English helpful not required

Required Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of daily TV sports anchoring and reporting is required
Covering, shooting and reporting on day-to-day sporting events and sports features on a variety of platforms, including on air, website, social media, and mobile
Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
Flexibility to work any shift - must be able to carry 35 pounds of gear
Must be able to operate live backpack unit
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

Contact:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
Please apply online by going to: http://sbgi.net/sbgi-careers/