• Sports Director-WTOC

    Posted: 09/03/2023


    Job Category: News
    Requisition Number: SPORT009038
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    Posting Details

      • Posted: September 7, 2023
    • Full-Time


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    Savannah, GA 31405, USA

    Job Details


    About Gray Television:
    Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 113 television markets that collectively reach 36 percent of US television households. 
    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 WTOC:
    WTOC 11 is the number one news source in beautiful historic Savannah, Georgia which was named the third best city in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure. As the legacy station in a 20-county market, WTOC covers Georgia’s Coastal Empire and southern South Carolina’s Lowcountry which includes Hilton Head Island. WTOC is a CBS affiliate with the most hours of live local news in the market, and it is prominent on digital, social and OTT. As Savannah’s first TV station, WTOC’s community roots run deep. The call letters stand for Welcome To Our City.
    Job Summary/Description:  
    WTOC-TV is looking for an experienced sports anchor/reporter who is ready to lead our station's sports coverage across all platforms, both on air, and behind the scenes.
    Duties/Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
    - Reports, shoots, edits, & anchors sports coverage in multiple newscasts, 5 days a week.(Includes weekends)
    - Writes and creates content for both broadcast and digital platforms.
    - Works with News Director to plan out sports coverage on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis.
    - Produces sports specials, and seasonal sports shows during Football season.
    - Produces and hosts sports podcasts year-long.
    - Ability to work with other journalists on big sports coverage as needed.
    - Willingness to cover "news" stories or participate in other news projects as assigned.

    - At least 3 years of professional TV Newsroom experience covering sports as a reporter and/or anchor.
    - A strong communicator both on air and behind the scenes.
    - Ability to multi-task and plan in advance is extremely important.
    - Ability to work well under pressure and under strict deadlines.
    - Must be a team player, innovator, and understand that covering sports in 2023 is not just about highlights.
    - Extensive knowledge of a variety of sports in general, specifically high school and college football, professional golf, and hockey.

    If you feel you’re qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on "apply now", upload your resume, cover letter, and references
    (Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)
    WTOC-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company
    Additional Info:
    Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.   https://youtu.be/kurBg8MPoXs

    Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior by the first workday.



    Team Player: Works well as a member of a group


    3 years: professional TV Newsroom experience covering sports as a reporter and/or anchor.