Sports MMJ/Anchor

Sports MMJ/Anchor

  • Full Time
  • Huntsville
  • June 30, 2024

Website Nexstar Media


North Alabama’s news leader, News 19, seeks a Sports Multimedia Journalist/weekend Sports anchor to join our team in Huntsville AL. The Sports MMJ/Anchor will produce, report,  anchor, shoot, write, voice, edit, feed, and present content for all media platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging, and meaningful to consumers.

News 19 is a duopoly, WHNT & WHDF. WHNT is a legacy station and a dominant Nexstar CBS television affiliate. WHDF is the CW affiliate serving North Alabama and parts of southern Tennessee. Combined, the stations produce 50.5 hours of live news a week and contribute to News 19’s digital sites. WHNT has served the viewing area since 1963. It is the only TV station located in the heart of downtown Huntsville, which is bursting at the seams with amazing growth in the area. After Census 2020, Huntsville was placed as the largest city population wise in Alabama.

The cost of living is one of the lowest in the Southeast, with a backdrop of beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes in the Tennessee Valley.  We focus on local sports—high schools, colleges and two local pro teams, the hockey Havoc and the baseball Rocket City Trash Pandas.  The area has a great sports history. We love to tell compelling people stories about those in sports and how sports can impact lives.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Pitch unique sports stories that will appeal to all audiences and drive ratings
  • Be able to set up, shoot, write, edit, and produce your own stories across all platforms
  • Develop and execute enterprise content on a consistent basis
  • Produce content for digital platforms
  • Cover breaking sports news with a sense of urgency and be available outside of sports in newscasts
  • Be a dynamic sports storyteller live in the field
  • Have experience producing and anchoring a sportscast
  • Fill-in sports anchor as needed
  • Establish and maintain relationships/sources in the community
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Required & Preferred Capabilities:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to ad lib when required
  • Minimum three years’ experience in news reporting (Depending on market size)
  • Superior on-air presence
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Social media expertise, proficiency
  • Knowledge of current newsgathering technology, including video cameras, editing equipment and newsroom computer systems
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Flexibility to work any shift
Technical Skills:
  • Confident and capable videographer who is able to gather compelling visuals, strong natural sound, and solid interviews with field video gear to produce visual storytelling
  • Strong non-linear video editing skills required --- familiarity with Adobe Premiere video editing software preferred
  • Ability to operate field live transmission unit essential --- TVU experience preferred
  • Familiarity with ENPS rundown and story management system preferred
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment
  • Valid driver’s license required for hire.  A clean driving record is required and must be maintained to be able to safely & confidently operate company motor vehicles
Physical Demands & Work Environment: The Sports MMJ/Anchor must be able to stand, sit, reach, conduct conversations, do virtual interviews, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work outdoors with various weather conditions and indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment or items weighing up to 25 pounds.


Apply Online
Apply online at: Job Req #30761