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SportS Anchor / MSJ #570

Website 13WMZZ

13WMAZ, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate, in Macon, Georgia

13WMAZ, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate, in Macon, Georgia is looking for a creative and energetic Sports Anchor and MSJ to join our team. This person must have the knowledge and passion to cover all sports important to Central Georgia, with a heavy emphasis on local sports and athletes. We’re seeking an independent, innovative storyteller who can go beyond play-by-play and innovate local sports for a new generation with an emphasis on character-driven sports storytelling. The ideal candidate has a commitment to being a sports expert on all things Georgia. Bringing our audience the latest on what’s happening in coaching and roster changes, but the stories behind the sports. The right person for this job goes beyond the highlights of games and builds sportscasts with moments and great storytelling.

13WMAZ produces 2 high school football-focused shows in the fall, Football Friday Night and Tailgate#13. This person must be creative enough to help produce these shows at a high level, while also presenting the information in an engaging and creative way.

High School, college sports and professional sports are important in Georgia, and we need someone who wants to tell those stories. You must be passionate about all things sports including various stories, perspectives, and points of view.

Responsibilities: 

  • This journalist should be a self-starter who is committed to developing sources to break news and identify strong enterprise content.
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Use your skills to produce different sportscasts and specials that aren’t afraid to break the mold.
  • Deliver live on-air events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video and social media
  • Perform other tasks, including writing, shooting, editing and reporting/anchoring news stories as required by supervisor.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in journalism or a communications-related field preferred
  • A strong natural on-camera presentation
  • Effective communication skills to be able to relay information to content team.
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing and content management systems
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius is a plus
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of sports anchoring, breaking sports reporting and heartfelt sports stories
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots.
  • Strong social media skills, including an active sports presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines.
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking sports situations and changing events

Benefits:

TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.

*Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details specific to their benefits.

Job posted by an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 

 

 

To apply for this job please visit www.tegna.com.