ViacomCBS Sports Reporter/MMJ in Minneapolis, Minnesota
CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff
JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time
JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
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.).
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.
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 .
College degree; Journalism/Communications preferred.
Three years of sports or news reporting in broadcast television.
Robust Rolodex of contacts in Minnesota Sports.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled