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ViacomCBS Sports Reporter/MMJ in Minneapolis, Minnesota

REF#: 36185

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

  • The Sports Reporter/MMJ is responsible for enterprising smart, engaging reports about Minnesota’s powerhouse sports market for WCCO, WCCO.com and CBSN Minnesota.

  • Must be able to shoot, write and edit daily stories on deadline.

  • Generate, pitch and deliver stories that appeal to the light-hearted fan and die-hard sports enthusiast alike.

  • Must exude passion for what we do and perform high-energy and dynamic live shots.

  • Write and produce sportscasts and fill-in as sports anchor, when needed.

  • Responsible for keeping up-to-date on current, local events and news across our area and the country. This is especially important because this reporter may also be tapped to cover news stories on occasion.

  • Must be able to interact with people on social media.

  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

  • Must communicate and collaborate effectively with the sports team as well as news managers and other news and digital colleagues, promotions, production and engineering.

  • Ensure all content meets company standards for journalistic integrity and production quality.

  • Participate in community events and station activities because WCCO cares about being an active neighbor.

  • Other duties as assigned by News Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Must understand the Minnesota sports scene and generate contacts to enterprise stories that give WCCO viewers an edge.

  • Must be a strong emotional storyteller with superior on-air presence.

  • Must have strong videographer and editing experience.

  • Must prioritize teamwork and communication.

  • Must be flexible to working in a 24/7 environment and unpredictable sports seasons and playoffs.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license .

Preferred:

  • College degree; Journalism/Communications preferred.

  • Three years of sports or news reporting in broadcast television.

  • Robust Rolodex of contacts in Minnesota Sports.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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