Mobile, AL – The WALA Sports Reporter (Multi-Media Journalist) researches, writes, reports, limited anchor duties, shoots video and edits news local material for television newscasts and all WALA news platforms, including digital and smart phones. The successful individual will furnish a wide variety of sports content either working alone or in tandem with other field personnel. This position coordinates with Content Center/Assignment Desk and team of multi- media producers. The Newsperson contributes live shots utilizing microwave, satellite and other technology for feeding stories to Content Center. The individual will be called upon to represent WALA in public in a professional and courteous manner.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Writes, reports, shoots and edits video news stories from concept to finish; contributes copy sports stories to newscasts and digital platforms on a daily basis. Performs live reports on daily basis. Generates sports story ideas, cultivates local sports sources and remains knowledgeable regarding places, events and people in the local sports community.
Maintains contacts within business community to report promptly on new or continuing sports events.
Provides daily story notes outlining ideas for future sports stories. Passes along facts uncovered concerning ongoing projects. Provides progress reports on sports story checks.
Shares information relating to upcoming events, meetings or story developments.
Presents stories via on air, live from the set, live remotes or live indoor
Serves as community ambassador for the news department. Responds to concerns of viewers. Makes personal appearances on behalf of the station. Attends station sponsored promotion events as scheduled.
Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
At least two years experience in broadcast journalism. Experience reporting (MMJ) sports at a commercial television station preferred.
Must possess advanced understanding of legal and ethical issues impacting journalism. Ability to combine words and pictures into informative and interesting sports stories.
Advanced knowledge of the locale, governing bodies, demographics and public
Ability to edit stories as necessary.
Ability to perform quality work in high pressure deadline situations.
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess valid Driver’s License.
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