New Orleans, Louisiana

WDSU is looking for a Sports Reporter/Producer that has the ability to generate enterprise story ideas, write to video, produce sports shows as well as specials and do compelling live shots on sporting events. We are looking for a strong, take-charge reporter/producer who hits the ground running every day. The successful candidate loves covering sporting events and is highly competitive. We value strong enterprise sports reporting and we're looking for someone who finds the stories that lead sportscasts. The Sports Reporter/Producer is someone who can bring the energy of live reporting to our anchor desk. In addition to credibility, poise, and personality; we're looking for a reporter/producer who wants to win the big sports stories every day. We are looking for someone who will work with the entire sports team to produce weekly sports shows and sports specials throughout the year. We are looking for a versatile, enterprising self-starter who is fast, efficient, works well under tight deadlines, can develop sources, and has excellent live reporting skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Works with and guides reporters and producers in sportscast production
  • Regularly plans, gathers and assembles stories on day-of sports or special project assignments
  • Works with a photographer to gather and edit compelling video and captivating sound
  • Coordinates with news managers and sports team to develop stories that go beyond surface details, that accentuate unique enterprise angles, and have exclusive content
  • Edit sports content as needed
  • Develops a network of sources who provide tips, early access to information, and allow the reporter to break sports stories of significance.
  • Will contribute pictures, video and text updates to mobile platforms consistently throughout the day
  • Ability to produce weekly sports shows and sports specials with the guidance of an Executive Producer
  • Can juggle multiple stories and projects at once, demonstrates exceptional time-management skills by meeting all deadlines under extraordinary pressure.
  • Unwavering journalistic integrity and ethical standards

Experience Requirements:

  • Past reporting experience(2-5 years) preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to enterprise and uncover
  • Your demo reel should be indicative of your everyday work
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, spelling, grammar and copy-editing skills
  • Must be available to work holidays, shifts that include nights, weekends and overnights, and flexible with schedule to be available for sporting events
  • Ability to edit content
  • Ability to operate mobile transmission devices and use latest technology
  • Can work in all weather conditions and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Has a valid driver's license, can drive large vehicles over long distances, and a clear driving record

  • Willingness to travel for sporting events
  • Can deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive sportscast production

Education:

  • Related experience and/or training considered as well as a combination of education and experience.
Additional Requirements:

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Television requires that all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. HTV will consider requests for reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Hearst Television is a national multi-media company with operations serving nearly three dozen U.S cities, reaching one out of every five U.S households. We deliver local and national news, weather, information, sports, and entertainment programming via every available content-delivery platform. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the media industry’s premier companies, where quality journalism and service to the community are our core values. The company and its employees have been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a subsidiary of The Hearst Corporation. Founded in 1887, Hearst is one of the world’s most admired private media and information companies with some 200 business in more than 150 companies. 

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