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KAIT-TV Sports Director/Reporter

JOB DESCRIPTION:
KAIT-TV, Raycom Medias ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Arkansas, is looking for a Sports Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
We seek a leader who can coordinate coverage for our sports department, making a daily impact in our newscasts. Being a leader in the community is essential as well with speaking engagements and emcee opportunities. Our successful candidate must demonstrate strong photography skills shooting all sports. Storytelling must also be demonstrated on your reel. Sports knowledge is critical, but it must go beyond the Xs and Os and drive the emotion and amazing stories that exist across the board in sports and all of its athletes. Breaking stories with area contacts is also key. The successful candidate must be a leader in the newsroom and excel at breaking news/sports coverage from the studio and in the field.

REQUIREMENTS:
The successful candidate must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills, must be able to deliver energetic sportscasts and compelling sports news on all platforms under tight, pressure packed deadlines. This includes a leading presence on Facebook, Twitter & kait8.com.

Candidates must be energetic, driven, have solid news/sports judgment, have strong reporting and live skills. Candidates must also have at least 2-years of sports reporting/anchoring experience. Exceptional planning and creative storytelling are a must a flexible schedule is part of the job with sports events happening throughout the week and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY:
If you do not embrace new technology, understand social media or cannot shoot and edit, there is no need to apply. Otherwise, please apply online and attach resume and links to your work showcasing your abilities to be our Sports Director @ https://careers-raycommedia.icims.com/jobs/4477/sports-director-reporter/job.

No phone calls please.
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DEADLINE: 2016-01-21