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Weekend Sports Anchor/MMJ

Published: Feb. 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM EST
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Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WTAP:

TheNewsCenter is THE main voice in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We may be among the smallest TV stations in America, but we are also one of the most dynamic. With state-of-the-art technology, a terrific on-air look, and a dynamic digital presence … you’ll be proud of the work you’ll do here. And you’ll grow quickly because there is so much opportunity! You’ll get to explore whatever you want to do in the communications field, whether it’s on-camera, behind-the-scenes, or in sales. TheNewsCenter team is involved in the communities we cover. From covering high school sports, to participating in local events, to helping small businesses grow and thrive through commercials and mobile products, TheNewsCenter does it all. And we do it all – together.

The Mid-Ohio Valley includes the communities of Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH and the 50-mile area surrounding them. It’s the kind of place where you can walk down the street and say “hi” to people and they’ll say “hi” right back at you! It’s the kind of place where local news-people become like family to the viewers and on-line readers they serve and communicate with. There are wonderful parks, great hiking and biking areas, high-quality restaurants, and shopping – whether you like a mall or the uniqueness of small stores on main street. Our area is big on heritage and the many fairs and festival reflect that passion. Marietta College gives its hometown a New England feel. Ohio University and the community of Athens, Ohio, are nearby.

The Ohio River is the common thread that runs through everything and the Blennerhassett State Park, located on an island of the same name very close to Parkersburg, is a historic and beautiful place to get away to on a summer day.

There’s much to see and do within a couple of hours drive from our location in Western West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Whitewater rafting, snow skiing and so much more are available in the mountains of West Virginia. The locally situated Mid-Ohio Valley regional airport and airports in Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, give you access to anywhere you want to go. Wherever you may travel though, Our area is proud of its history and heritage with roots in oil and industry which have helped shape our region into what it is today. TheNewsCenter’s commitment to serve the Mid-Ohio Valley, the place that we call home, shows that it doesn’t matter what the market size… we are here doing what really matters.

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Job Summary:

WTAP is looking for a dynamic and energetic sports anchor & reporter. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for covering local sports, and the ability to enterprise compelling stories for both sports and news. Strong story-telling skills are a must! Duties of this job include producing/anchoring our weekend sportscasts and reporting during the week. Candidates will also co-anchor our Football Frenzy sportscast covering all high school football teams in the Mid-Ohio Valley region each Friday night in the fall.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Producing and/or assisting producing newscasts

• Ability to shoot, write, edit all work, and operate live TVU equipment solo as directed by news management and Sports Director

• Enterprising story ideas and covering a variety of assignments

• Strong initiative and persistent attention to detail is required

• Must be able to use discretion, best judgment in searching for stories and have solid journalistic/ethical skills

• Schedules subject to change based on staffing/news needs

• Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle background check and drug test

Requirements:

• BS/BA in journalism or communications

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

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

• Computer literacy, including newsroom computer systems

• Schedule flexibility

• Videography and non-linear editing experience

• A valid driver's license and good driving record.

Additional Info:

Please apply online at

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