Sports Director

HR.WPDE-TV/WWMB-TV.Myrtle Beach.Conway.SC, Conway, South Carolina

Date PostedJune 23, 2017
IndustryTV Jobs
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

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WPDE-ABC 15, serving the Myrtle Beach-Florence, SC market, has an opening for a Sports Director to manage our 2-person sports department in June. Responsibilities include anchoring the 6pm, 7pm and 11pm sportscasts Monday - Friday. Our sports director is also a working sports reporter, working as an MMJ to cover local sports stories of importance to our community.

In the past year, our SD traveled for CCU and Clemson's National Championship games as well as coverage of the USC Gamecock's Final Four appearance and the Lady Gamecocks national title win - just to name a few. This is not a Monday - Friday job! WPDE-ABC 15 has a strong brand for our high school football and basketball coverage - the End Zone and the Hoop Zone. The End Zone is our Friday night high school football show. We have as many as 10 shooters providing highlights for this hour-long broadcast. Our SD also shoots that night as well as producing and anchoring the broadcast. The season ends with an End Zone banquet, where we present plaques to our End Zone team (voted on by area coaches) and then present the Mr. Hoop Zone Award. During basketball season, we hold the Hoop Zone Banquet, which covers both the men and the ladies - culminating in the presentation of the Mr. and Ms. Hoop Zone awards. You'll be working alongside a 20+ year veteran of our sports department, our weekend Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist.

Requirements:

  • Strong writing and journalism skills are a must for this role
  • Ability to shoot, edit (Edius and AVID Media Composer)
  • Able to run a live U
  • Previous experience writing for web and broadcast is required
  • Eligible candidates must have 5 years' experience in a sports anchor role

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