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Sinclair Television Stations, LLC Job Bank Posting

Employment Type:
Full Time
Lynchburg, VA
Job Position Title:
Sports Director
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Job Description:
Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team! WSET ABC 13 in Lynchburg, Virginia has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Sports Director! We are looking for an experienced professional who can give our viewers an experience beyond the X's and O's of your typical sports segment and knows how to find the stories that will appeal to people who might not be a sports fan. You must be a charismatic anchor, excellent story teller and a strong leader. The Sports Director coordinates our college, NASCAR and high school sports coverage. Our area is home to the Martinsville Speedway, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Liberty University, several minor league baseball teams and dozens of high schools. 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 news managers. The Sports Director produces his/her own segments for the 6 and 11 weekday newscasts. Skills and Requirements: •Able to demonstrate enterprise reporting and creativity in story-telling •Be a strong writer and anchor •Have a sharp wit •The ability work well with and manage others •A self-starter •The ability to generate his or her own story ideas on a daily basis •Exemplary communication skills •The ability to work under deadlines and on a flexible schedule, that will include weekends, is required •Several years of shooting experience and technical knowledge of editing (Avid) and camera equipment •Team-player who can produce good stories under tight deadlines •Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record •Must be able to lift and carry between 25 and 50 pounds on a regular basis Experience: •Previous anchoring and reporting experience is required •Must have at least five (5) years of on-air experience •Previous experience working in a team environment is a must •Considerable anchoring and/or live shot experience is required •Strong digital/social presence including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram If you have the required experience and skills, please apply online. In addition, include a link of your latest work. Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Please apply online by going to:
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