Sports Reporter Producer



WDSU is looking for a Sports Reporter/Producer that has the ability to generate enterprise story ideas, write to video, produce sports shows as well as specials and do compelling live shots on sporting events. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter/producer who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves covering sporting events and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise sports reporting and we???re looking for someone who finds the stories that lead sportscasts. The Sports Reporter/Producer is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we???re looking for a reporter/producer who wants to win the big sports stories every day. We are looking for someone who will work with the entire sports team to produce weekly sports shows and sports specials throughout the year. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.  


Job Responsibilities:   

Works with and guides reporters and producers in sportscast production 
Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of sports or special project assignments 
Works with a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound 
Coordinates with news managers and sports team to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content 
Edit sports content as needed
Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break sports stories of significance. 
Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day 
Ability to produce weekly sports shows and sports specials with the guidance of an Executive Producer
Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure. 
Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards 

Experience Requirements: 

Past reporting experience(2-5 years) preferred
Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover 
Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work 
Related military experience will be considered 

Qualifications Requirements:  

Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available for sporting events
Ability to edit content
Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology 
Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds 
Has a valid driver’s license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record
Willingness to travel for sporting events
Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive sportscast production  


Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.  

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 in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

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