• Full Time
  • Anywhere




KREM/KSKN (the TEGNA station in Spokane, WA) has an immediate opening for a Sports Director to join our great team in the beautiful Inland Northwest.

We’re looking for an experienced sports journalist to lead our sports coverage across all platforms. The Sports Director will work with the leadership team to set sports priorities for the station and help manage resources to tell those stories. Plus, you get to cover one of the best sports teams in the country—Gonzaga men’s basketball. Go Zags!

KREM is looking for someone who is committed to being a local sports expert. The right person will prioritize urgent sports updates on digital. The right person for this job goes beyond the “X’s” and “O’s” of games and builds sportscasts with moments and storytelling. If this is your dream job please submit a link to a video resume reel as well as examples of social media posts that showcase journalism and personality. This is a full-time, hourly position that reports to the Assistant News Director.


  • Lead KREM 2’s sports coverage that speaks to the station’s More to Every Story brand
  • Collaborate with leadership team to build out big sports story coverage
  • Anchor unique sportscasts
  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit sports stories for on-air broadcasting as well as digital posting
  • 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 live 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
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media
  • Drive news vehicle to and from various locations
  • Perform other tasks, including writing, shooting, editing and reporting/anchoring news stories as required by leadership team


3 years


  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field preferred
  • A strong natural on-camera presentation
  • At least 3 years experience preferred
  • Effective communication skills to be able to relay information to content team
  • 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 and Edius 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


TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays. 


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 64 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.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected] 



Apply for this position by June 15, 2024.



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