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Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter

Do you love to tell stories about inspiring athletes and coaches, great displays of teamwork, and local kids working hard on and off the field? This isn't your average sports reporter job. Sure, we shoot games and show highlights - but our main goal is to tell great feature stories that will appeal to the hard-core sports fan as well as the casual viewer.
The Burlington-Plattsburgh television market is home to the Olympic Village in Lake Placid, NY, and many ski resorts that are home to world-class athletes. We cover the University of Vermont, SUNY Plattsburgh and a number of other area colleges. High school sports is a big focus all year round, including a extended high school football segments in the fall.

The Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter is part of a two-person sports department, and carries a lot of responsibility. The Anchor/Reporter will serve as the primary presenter of weekend sports stories and other content for all platforms in a manner that is clear, engaging and meaningful to the viewer. The rest of the week, the Anchor/Reporter will enterprise and produce feature stories, shoot highlights, and assist with the production of the day's sports segments. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a professional newsroom, but talented first-timers will be considered. A passion for local sports coverage and the drive to produce great content as a team is a must!

Requirements and Skills:

  • 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.
  • ssists 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. 
  • Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Shoots video for sports reports.
  • Sets up, composes and executes video shots.
  • Maintains video equipment.
  • Edits video clips for television broadcasts and eMedia content.
  • Writes stories for the website and other eMedia platforms.
  • Interacts with viewers and users on social media sites.

Apply by visiting https://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/81653-13053.html

Account Executive (Sales)

Needed Immediately

The Account Executive works within established Sales Department guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and eMedia business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.
  • Establishes credible relationships with local business community.
  • Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.
  • Maintains assigned accounts and develops new accounts.
  • Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.
  • Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services in the most effective way possible.
  • Provides clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.
  • Develops advertising schedules with clients and station personnel responsible for placing advertising into station media.
  • Works with clients and station personnel to develop advertisements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Minimum one year's experience in sales, preferably in the media field.
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The Account Executive must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work in close proximity to others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

If interested, please apply at: http://nexstar.hirecentric.com/jobs/67301.html

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have any questions, contact Terri Bush, Director Human Resources tlbush@nexstar.tv