Sinclair Broadcast Group

Weekend Sports Anchor / Reporter

2 weeks agoLittle Rock, AR

KATV News has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Weekend Sports Anchor / Weekday Sports Reporter. We are looking for someone who can dig into college and high school sports teams with the expectation to break news on-air and online. The ideal candidate will understand how sports reporting is changing and how to set themselves apart in the digital landscape. In this role, you will be required to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including the internet and social networks, along with performing other duties as assigned by the sports director and news managers. It is important to have strong writing skills and to have knowledge of all sports. Dynamic live television and storytelling skills are a must.

Skills and Experience:

  • A self-starter and who can generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis
  • Ability to demonstrate enterprise sports reporting and creativity in storytelling
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain an active social media presence to build your brand and solicit original story ideas
  • Excellent shooting and editing abilities (preferably using Avid Newscutter)
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Previous anchoring experience is strongly preferred but we will work with the right candidate seeking that first anchor position
  • Must have at least 2 years of on-air experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related subject is preferred
  • Live shot experience is required
  • Previous experience working in a team environment is a must
While applying online, please include a link to your online demo reel. Applications without a reel will be discarded.

KATV News and our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us
Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team
The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

Client-provided location(s): Little Rock, AR, USA
Job ID: sinclair-8824

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Wellness Program
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Snacks
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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