Sports Journalist

WVLT-TV has an immediate opening for an experienced and accomplished full-time Sports Journalist.

If you believe there are amazing stories going untold in college and youth sports,
PLEASE APPLY.
If you believe sports-related stories deserve to be higher in a newscast than the "D" Block,
PLEASE APPLY.
If you believe sports reporting is as important on digital as it is on tv
PLEASE APPLY.
If you believe sports can range from hunting to archery to competitive cheer
PLEASE APPLY.
Finally, if you're an experienced storyteller who can make a sports-related story resonate with the toughest sports critics,
WE WANT YOU.
This IS your opportunity in a new era of local sports coverage.

In addition to producing 34 hours of newscasts each week on CBS affiliate WVLT, the station takes advantage of its co-owned CW-affiliate and to expand its news audience by producing two hours of additional weekday morning news and nightly 10 p.m. newscast. WVLT is also Knoxville’s proud sports leader featuring franchises such as the Masters, March Madness, the SEC game of the week, The NFL on CBS, Live high school games of the week throughout the season, and the High School playoffs and championship game, as well. As the flagship station for The Vol Network we also feature exclusivity on University of Tennessee coach’s shows and various sports programming.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Shooting, editing and reporting on sporting events in a fast paced environment.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the teams in our DMA including teams from the collegiate and high school levels.
  • Must be able to produce sports related content in ENPS and have a strong set of time management and organization skills to see the production through in the booth.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with live shots and breaking news coverage - mandatory. Ability to operate TVU preferred. Social media and web skills essential. A degree in journalism or related field and a minimum of two years reporting experience required. Must have a good driving record. Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Must be available to work all shifts. Knowledge of Sony cameras and Edius a plus. Capable of working under pressure and meeting daily deadlines in a high energy working environment. Good communications skills, and the ability to multi-task efficiently. Persons interested in submitting an application for the position identified above should apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing. WVLT/Gray Television participates in E-Verify. EOE Job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of management.