Sports Anchor (8983)

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KGBT TV CBS 4, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is looking for a dynamic Sports Anchor for our weekday sportscasts. To be considered for this position, you must have a passion for going beyond scores and highlights and telling real stories thoughtful and relevant sports feature packages for the sports and non-sports fans. Strong writing, photography, and nonlinear editing skills are a must. We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic, time management and live shot skills. Demonstrated knowledge of how to position great content on air and on website-mobile-social media platforms is required. You will report to the News Director, but must work well independently and as part of a team in a high energy, creative and collaborative environment. We are looking for a strong team player with competitive drive who upholds high journalistic and ethical standards, under deadline pressure. The position will include occasional weekend shifts, and covering sports events on weekends as well as some travel.

Job Requirements:

  • Covering, shooting and reporting on day-to-day sporting events and sports features on a variety of platforms, including on air, website, social media, and mobile
  • Updating and writing
  • 2 years of daily TV sports anchoring and reporting is required
  • This position requires working nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong social media presence
  • Experience editing in a non-linear format
  • You must have and maintain a valid driver's license and a good driving record
  • A college degree in journalism or related field is required

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required.
  • Superior and professional on-air presence
  • Ability to coach, mentor or otherwise help others on sports team to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, schedule high school football coverage during fall football season and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Develop feature story ideas, write, shoot and edit sports/news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting and captivating manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories, feature local athletes, and go beyond the highlights.
  • Develop sources that allow you to break stories.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English helpful not required

Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years of daily TV sports anchoring and reporting is required
  • Covering, shooting and reporting on day-to-day sporting events and sports features on a variety of platforms, including on air, website, social media, and mobile
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Flexibility to work any shift - must be able to carry 35 pounds of gear
  • Must be able to operate live backpack unit
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record

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