Nexstar Media Group

  • Sports Director

    Requisition ID
    2019-5519
    Category
    News
    Job Locations
    US-LA-West Monroe
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    KTVE NBC 10/KARD FOX 14 in West Monroe, Louisiana is looking for a Sports Director. The Sports Director produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. This position works with our Weekend Sports Anchor and with our News Department to build sports stories for our viewers.

     

    We are a small but determined newsroom, looking to create journalistic excellence in Northeast Louisiana. As part of the Nexstar family, there is plenty of room to grow from the Monroe market and into other markets within the company. 

    Resumes must have a link to your Sports reel. Resumes without a link to your reel will NOT be considered. NO PHONE CALLS.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Reports stories for broadcast, describing the background and details of events
    • Arranges interviews with people who can provide information about stories
    • Reviews copy and corrects errors in content, grammar and punctuation, following prescribed editorial style and formatting guidelines
    • Researches and analyzes background information related to stories to be able to provide complete and accurate information
    • Gathers information about events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social or other functions
    • Pitches stories to news managers and news producers which are relevant to the local community
    • Receives assignments and evaluates leads and tips to develop story ideas
    • Discusses issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions
    • Shoots and edits news & sports events
    • Produces and presents reports for all platforms
    • Ensures that all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality
    • Writes stories for the web and other eMedia platforms
    • Interacts with viewers/users on social media sites
    • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned 

    Requirements & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
    • At least 3 years on-air experience at a local broadcast TV station in Sports
    • Fluency in English
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required
    • Engaging on-air presence
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and other office equipment
    • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
    • Flexibility to work any shift

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment: 
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    he Multimedia Journalist must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, 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, work near others, work outdoors occasionally in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.  In addition, the Multimedia Journalist Reporter must be able to lift, set up and operate equipment weighing up to 35 pounds, and be able to handle, control or feel objects, tools or controls.  Repetitive movements are required.  Work may be conducted in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.

     

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