If you have a passion for bringing sports fans closer to the athletes and teams they care about, we have an opportunity for you! WSAV, the NBC affiliate in Savannah, Georgia, is looking for a Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ.Our sports department abides by a pair of simple rules: people first and local first. A good nightly sportscast should reflect the communities that our viewers live in, going beyond the boxscore to find details that are compelling to everyone, not just die-hard fans. You will not be behind a desk pulling highlights off the wire. You will be out in peoples’ gyms, fields, and homes, telling their stories. The Coastal Empire of Georgia and Lowcountry of South Carolina have a year-round sports calendar, including top-level high school football, Georgia Southern athletics, a yearly PGA tournament and the world-famous Savannah Bananas, to name just a few things. (Did we mention that Savannah has an arena opening in 2022 and a new minor league hockey team?)
Savannah – 31404
Three years of experience is necessary for all skills listed.
Additional Job Description
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:-Produce and present live sports reports for on-air and digital platforms in a variety of settings.-Uncover and report accurate, relevant news to our audience.-Execute original story ideas under minimal supervision.-Write on-air scripts, web copy, and social media posts.-Film/edit video using industry-standard equipment and software.-Assist in managing the department’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, and the WSAV website.-Maintain relationships with athletes, coaches, and other key stakeholders. Our ideal candidate has:- At least two years of reporting and anchoring experience in a professional newsroom- A bachelor’s degree in journalism/communications or an equivalent professional track record.- An extensive live broadcasting background, preferably for a commercial TV station.- Broad sports knowledge and an eagerness to learn more.- Familiarity with non-linear video editing software (we use Premiere Pro), broadcast producing software (we use ENPS), and TV-grade camera equipment/accessories.- Thorough knowledge of how to write for both broadcast and digital platforms, including proper grammar, syntax, punctuation, and adherence to AP style.- Strong sense of purpose about his/her career that goes beyond just “I like sports.”- A kind personality and a willingness to think about the needs of others.- Fluency in English- A willingness to work odd hours, including weekends, holidays, and late evenings.- Valid drivers’ license with a good driving record.
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