Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Bakersfield, CA

Full Job Description

KERO, the Scripps ABC station in Bakersfield, CA is hiring a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist. As a Weekend Sports Anchor you’ll be responsible for researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stories for multiple platforms.

As a Sports Anchor/MMJ at KERO you will cover everything sports for our station in Bakersfield and adjacent Kern County cities; totaling, a 1,000,000 population base. In addition you may also cover significant professional sports events in Southern CA. While doing so, you will be responsible for leading sports coverage by researching, writing, capturing visual content and editing stores for multiple platforms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Gathers and verifies factual information for stories through interviews, observation and research.
  • Generates creative story ideas daily based on the station’s brand and strategic plan.
  • Writes, edits and organizes stories for live reports, taped interviews or online.
  • Works cooperatively with photographer on assignment.
  • Edits video and posts stories on multimedia platforms.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2+ years anchor/reporting experience preferred

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Computer literate, including newsroom computer systems
  • Videography and non-linear editing experience
  • Edit video on various editing systems
  • Strong broadcast and AP style writing skills
  • Proficient at posting content to various platforms
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. In addition, proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required.

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ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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