Weekend Sports Anchor/ MSJ-13027

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




WOI Local5, the TEGNA station in Des Moines, IA is looking for a dynamic Weekend Sports Anchor/ Multi-Skilled Journalist to join our award-winning team. The Journalist we hire is a creative storyteller who excels in this age of digital journalism. We're looking for someone who loves telling character-driven sports stories and is just as comfortable reporting on news topics as well. If you use creative writing and compelling video to craft your stories, while providing the truth and context our audience needs, apply now!


  • Develop original, enterprise content through social listening and independent sources
  • Write, shoot and edit daily sports/news content for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms
  • Anchor weekend sports coverage and week days as needed
  • Write in a captivating and conversational style
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories
  • Deliver on-air sports/news events, under deadline, in an engaging, compelling, and accurate manner
  • Interview subjects and research for facts and credibility
  • Develop sources for sports topics and general assignment stories and special areas of interest
  • Operate news-gathering vehicle to and from various locations
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics, viewer pictures, virtual interviews, etc. to enhance stories
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology
  • Perform other tasks as required by a manager




  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) speaking a plus
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and digital content management systems
  • Understanding the tenants of professional journalism
  • A reel with examples of strong sports and breaking news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Knowledge of ENPS, Edius, Avid and/or Adobe Premiere editing software a plus
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant deadlines
  • Ability to calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Flexible with availability to work different shifts including weekends
  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%
  • Work Environment Set: Outdoors: performed in various outdoor environmental conditions
  • Physical Demands Set: Medium work: Involves standing prolong hours, stooping, bending, lifting/pushing up to 25 lbs.



TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 63 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit http://www.TEGNA.com.


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