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WBIR seeks a sports reporter/MSJ

May 10, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

WBIR, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Knoxville, is looking for great Sports Reporter/MSJ (Multi-Skilled Journalist) who will stand out in this digital age of journalism.

We want a sports journalist who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography, and editing


  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit sports stories for on-air broadcasting
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources
  • Deliver on-air sports events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner as both a reporter and anchor
  • Interview sports subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Develop sports sources for general assignment and special areas of interest
  • Produce sports stories that are unique and captivating
  • Operate news-gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Fill-in anchoring experience a plus
  • Perform other tasks, including writing, shooting, editing and reporting/anchoring news stories as required by supervisor


  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding the tenets of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking sports reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active sports presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius and Axis graphics a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking sports situations and changing events
  • A passion for innovative storytelling

Salary according to Indeed estimate is $17/hour

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