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Weekend Sports Anchor/MultiMedia Sports Reporter

Youngstown, Ohio
Job Type
10 May 2022

WKBN 27 First News in Youngstown, Ohio is looking for a Weekend Sports Anchor and enterprising Sports MMJ to join the most experienced sports department, and top-rated digital team in the Youngstown market.

If you're looking to brush up on your play-by-play skills, or highlight catch phrases... this is NOT the job for you.

Sports Team 27 focuses on bringing our audience compelling LOCAL stories from a passionate sports town. 

Our 'digital first' approach prioritizes online video content and in-depth storytelling with our online and television platforms.  Our work appears on the market-dominating website and three network affiliates: CBS, ABC, and FOX.

The successful candidate will have a track record of working efficiently, multi-tasking and trouble-shooting in order to successfully meet challenging deadlines. You will excel at enterprising story ideas, and bring high professional ethics and personal integrity to the position.

Please be sure to include a link to your work in your resume.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Receive and execute assignments under deadline.

Develop local relationships, and generate story ideas that appeal to a wide audience.

Pitch locally relevant sports story ideas to news managers and producers.

Adhere to our 'digital first' philosophy, where sports content is prioritized on our online platforms.

Focus on unique and compelling sports stories rather than game highlights.

Gather and verify factual information regarding stories through interview, observation, and research.

Organize material and write story according to prescribed editorial style and format standards.

Shoot and edit video to illustrate stories for all multimedia platforms including television and digital.

Appear in television news segments, anchor our weekend sports coverage, and report live from the field.

Produce, write, and anchor sports segments for our late local newscasts.

Use social media to give updates, and direct the audience to our television and digital platforms.


Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Solid vocal delivery, camera presence, and clear enunciation.

Strong reporting skills.

Knowledge and demonstration of the sports landscape.

Understand importance of social media.

Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills.

Computer literacy required, including newsroom computer systems and non-linear editing

Knowledge of broadcast quality camera equipment.

Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills.

Proficient at posting content to various websites and multimedia.

Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment.

Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Communication/Journalism or related degree required, or equivalent work experience.


Valid driver's license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

High stress environment with deadline pressures.

Some travel will be required.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Position requires work on weekends and holidays.


NOTE:  This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.



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  • Job Reference: 00000529-1
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Nexstar Media Inc.
    Nexstar Media Inc.
  • Location: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent