WGNO-TV, the ABC affiliate in this sports crazy Saints and LSU Tigers market, has a rare opening in our Sports Department. We are looking for a Sports MMJ-Photographer.
This position is a 30-hour a week position with benefits. This is a great opportunity to get your foot into a growing sports department in a mega rich sports town.
We are committed to sports. In addition to our daily sports coverage, we are gearing up for our 31st year of Friday Night Football this fall! Our one-hour FNF show is the premier show for high school sports. We also produce a weekly 30-minute SportsZone show. This airs on Friday night on our sister station, WNOL-TV.
The successful candidate will be someone who loves and understands sports and who can connect with the community, both on TV and digitally, through superior game/event coverage and by telling the stories of local athletes, teams and coaches on the high school, college, and pro level.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
Duties & Responsibilities:
Reports, shoots, and edits sports stories in a clear and concise manner
Researches, reports, and covers sporting events, sports news, and sports feature stories with an intense focus on high school football, college, and professional teams
Work closely with the sports team to develop and plan comprehensive sports coverage
Deliver live reports in the field
Write stories for the station’s website
Interact with viewers and users on social media platforms
Respond to breaking sports events and other urgent newsroom situations as required
Participate in promotional activities including public appearances
Perform special projects and other duties as assigned
Requirements:Requirements & Skills: Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities Fluency in English Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously Ability to effectively listen to fully understand problems and communicate with a team to shape a solution Valid driver’s license with a good driving record Flexibility to work any shift
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