Job Description: The Sports Producer gathers sports information and video for use in newscasts and sports programs, as well as for digital platforms. Shoots, writes and edits packages and other sports elements. Plays an active role in deciding sportscast content and how stories are produced/presented and where they will be placed within the newscasts. The Producer is responsible for creating graphic elements for broadcast. Creates content daily for the station’s website, mobile app and social media platforms. Line produces assigned sportscasts and sports programs. Shoots sports video, sound and conducts interviews. Edits video, including packages, for sportscasts and sports programs. Interacts with the assignment desk and news managers regarding sports story development. Presents on-air reports during sportscasts and sports programs on occasion.
Requirements: Proficient in writing conversational broadcast news copy under deadline.
Strong knowledge of sports. Communicates effectively and politely with the public in person and over the telephone. Previous experience shooting and editing in a broadcast television station. Must be comfortable with file transfer programs. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred. Two years of experience producing or reporting sports for broadcast on a commercial television station or regional sports network preferred.
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