Sports Reporter/Multimedia Journalist

Nexstar Broadcasting
New Haven
Feb 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Sports Reporter/Multimedia Journalist


WTNH/News 8 is looking for a self-starting sports reporter to join our award-winning news team. We seek a great storyteller who is comfortable handling a wide range of story assignments.


Report sports and feature stories, blogs and other material originated by the reporter, or assigned by the editor, and read them accurately, clearly and concisely and in an engaging manner.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

* Build network of informational sources that will enable the Company to stay ahead of its competitors.

Develop ideas for sports, feature and enterprise pieces, as well as covering major breaking news events.

* Collect and analyze facts about newsworthy sporting events by interview, investigation, or observation.

* Shoot, write and edit stories for air and for publication on digital and social media.

* Actively post to relevant social media platforms.

* Fill in on anchor desk as needed.

Gather accurate and interesting information for newscast presentations.

Present clear, creative and accurate live shots.

* Produce accurate, complete and compelling sports copy on deadline.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar and organizational skills.

* Promotes teamwork and maintains attitude of cooperation with all station personnel.

Proficient at screening and logging and editing video.

* Adept at ad-lib presentations, without aid of scripts and/or teleprompters.

* Possess exceptional research skills.


Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field preferred, with minimum of (2) two years' experience as news or sports reporter/MMJ.

Training/Equipment: Operate newsroom computer systems, shoot MMJ camera, edit on non-linear formats.

Additional Information: Work Environment/Mental/Physical Requirements: High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel will be required on a regular basis. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures.

WTNH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.


NOTE: This job description contains the basic requirements for the position and is NOT intended to be a complete list of responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.

Must have a valid driver's license. Pre-employment Background and MVR Screening required.

You must apply online to be considered for this position. Please remember to upload your cover letter, resume, and link to your demo reel

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