News – Weekend Sports Anchor/Sports Reporter

Gainesville, FL

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About WCJB:

WCJB TV20 ABC Affiliate – #1 rated legacy broadcast TV station located in beautiful North Central Florida (the Gainesville market) has a proud heritage and an energetic newsroom. WCJB TV20 is the market leader, with viewers relying on us for news, weather, and sports coverage from Your Local Station. Along with the market’s strongest news ratings, and ever-expanding digital platforms, we deliver results for our advertisers. Gainesville is a sports town, and we cover our local high school sports teams with the same fervor we bring to our constant coverage of Florida Gator sports.

Although best known as the home of the University of Florida, Gainesville is also a medical hub with nationally recognized institutions including UF Health/Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Medical Center. Corporations specializing in medical innovations such as Priora Robotics and Exactech have also made Gainesville their home. And with a large college student population, multiple tech businesses have sprung up, leading to the development of the Innovation Hub and the Cade Center.

Local entertainment and the arts play a major role throughout North Central Florida with seasonal events year round. The National Hot Rod Association’s Gatornationals kicks off drag racing season in March. With national championships in multiple sports, there are plenty of Florida Gator events to follow throughout the school year.

Job Summary:

WCJB TV20, serving the Gainesville/Ocala/Lake City, FL market, has an opening for a Sports Anchor/Reporter to work in our 2-person sports department. This is not a Monday-Friday job! WCJB TV20 has a strong brand for our high school football coverage. Sports Overtime is our Friday night high school football segment. We have as many as 10 shooters providing highlights for this broadcast. Our SD and Weekend Sports Anchor and also shoot that night as well as producing and anchoring the broadcast. Our new Sports Anchor/Reporter will also be responsible for contributing to TV20 Sports on wcjb.com and across social media. Our brand is multi-platform, and so are you! Come join the #1 sports team in North Central Florida!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Anchoring the 6pm and 11pm sportscasts Saturday – Sunday, and filling in periodically for our SD on weekdays
  • Being a working sports reporter, working as an MMJ to cover local sports stories of importance to our community
  • Travel on occasion to big Gator sports events, like bowl games, NCAA tournament appearances, and the College World Series
  • Strong writing and journalism skills are a must for this role
  • Ability to shoot, edit (Final Cut X)
  • Come join our team, apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings by searching the station call letters (WCJB-TV) and attach resume