Sports Specialist/Video Journalist, KFVS-TV, Cape Girardeau, MO

KFVS-TV has an opening for a Sports Specialist/Video Journalist.  The successful candidate for this position will be one who can complete daily sports stories for our digital platforms as well as turn daily packages 

as needed in our newscasts. They must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills, and able to deliver compelling sports news on all platforms under tight, pressure packed deadlines.  This includes a leading presence on KFVS12.com, Facebook, Twitter and our other digital platforms.  Must be able to produce and anchor sports newscasts as scheduled.

 

The candidate must demonstrate strong photography skills shooting all sports. Storytelling must also be demonstrated on your reel. Sports knowledge is critical, but it must go beyond the X’s and O’s and drive the emotion and amazing stories that exist across the board in sports and all of its athletes.  Local sports is our bread and butter so breaking stories with area contacts is also key. Candidates must be energetic, team oriented, driven, have solid news/sports judgment and have strong reporting and live skills. He or she must excel at breaking news/sports coverage from the studio and in the field. Exceptional planning and creative storytelling are a must – a flexible schedule is part of the job with sports events happening throughout the week.

 

If you do not embrace new technology, understand social media or cannot shoot and edit, there is no need to apply. Two years of on-air experience as a reporter or anchor is required. Please apply online and attach resume with cover letter and links showcasing your most recent work and abilities.  No phone calls, please. Successful candidate must pass a drug screen and MVR check.  

 

To apply, please send your resume and links to your work to:

 

https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/7650/sports-specialist-vj/job

 

KFVS-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V

 

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