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Nexstar Media Group Sports Anchor/Reporter in Marquette, Michigan

The Sports Anchor produces and anchors sports reports for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to news consumers. We are looking for a sports journalist, someone who can tell stories both about the games, as well as the people and communities around them. This would be primarily for our anchoring weekend newscasts and filling in when the Sports Director is off. This is not a play-by-play position.

  • Produces and presents sports reports for all platforms

  • Ensures that all sports content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality

  • Writes and delivers sports stories in a clear and concise manner

  • Assists in writing, copy editing, researching and coordinating sports programming and other content

  • Responds to breaking sports events and other urgent newsrooms situations as required

  • Works closely with the sports team to develop comprehensive sports coverage

  • Participates in promotional activities including public appearances

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned

  • Shoots video for sports reports

  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots

  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and digital content

  • Writes stories for the website and social platforms.

  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of sports and sports related activities

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written with the ability to ad lib when required

  • Superior on-air presence

  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record

  • Flexibility to work any shift

WJMN Television Station and Nexstar Media Inc. are an equal opportunity employer

Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 200 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 68% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and the home of NewsNation, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv .

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled