KWES News West is seeking a candidate who can complete several new daily sports stories for our digital platforms as well as turn daily packages as needed in our newscasts. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, with good organizational skills, must be able to deliver compelling sports news on all platforms under tight, pressure packed deadlines. This includes a leading presence on Facebook, Twitter & newswest9.com.
Our successful candidate must demonstrate strong photography skills shooting all sports. Storytelling must also be demonstrated on your reel. Sports knowledge is critical, but it must go beyond the X’s and O’s and drive the emotion and amazing stories that exist across the board in sports and all of its athletes. Breaking stories with area contacts is also key. Candidates must be energetic, driven, have solid news/sports judgment, have strong reporting and live skills. He or she must excel at breaking news/sports coverage from the studio and in the field. Exceptional planning and creative storytelling are a must – a flexible schedule is part of the job with sports events happening throughout the week.
If you do not embrace new technology, understand social media or cannot shoot and edit, there is no need to apply. Otherwise, please apply online and attach resume and links to your work showcasing your abilities to be our Digital Sports Reporter. Apply online and attach resume with cover letter, and link to your most recent work. Candidate must successfully complete drug screen and MVR check. No phone calls please. EOE-M/F/D/V