Sports Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) (15036) job Washington District of Columbia
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Sports Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) (15036) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 9299020
Location: Washington, District of Columbia Date Posted: 1/15/2020
Wage: Negotiable Category: Newspaper/Magazine
Job Code: 15036

Job Description:

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group is focused on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile and over-the-top broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or a just starting out, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting and we want YOU to join our winning team!

WJLA-TV, in Washington, DC, has an immediate opening for a Sports Multimedia Journalist. If you are a passionate and energetic storyteller who can enterprise and deliver fast-paced, visually compelling content on-air and online, then this may be the job for you. Our Sports MMJ will find and cover a variety of unique, local sports and sports-related human interest stories - with an emphasis on high school sports.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Must be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced newsroom under deadline pressure and has experience in all facets of media.

  • You must have flexibility to research, shoot, edit, write, and report stories, and be willing to put in the time to track down important stories wherever they may lead.

  • We're looking for someone with sharp news judgment, excellent technical skills and the ability to work well independently. You will be expected to produce daily content on a variety of platforms including, internet, social networking sites and mobile phones, in addition to television.

  • You must have and maintain a valid license and a good driving record.

  • Knowledge of news production equipment and techniques, excellent written and oral communication skills, good organizational skills, solid news judgment, strong computer skills and the ability to make quick decisions and work well under pressure is essential.

  • You should have strong broadcast and AP style writing skills and be proficient at posting content to web sites

  • 3 years of daily TV sports anchoring and reporting is required

  • Candidates must have mastery of social media tools including Facebook and Twitter, and must understand how to properly leverage their use on-air and online. College degree in journalism or communications strongly preferred.

  • Must be able to work flexible schedules as needed.

Please include a resume, cover letter stating your sports philosophy, professional references, and a web link to your recent work. If you don't have a web link, please send a non-returnable DVD to:

Attn: News Director

1100 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

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Company: Sinclair Broadcast Group

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