Sports Reporter/MSJ – 14389

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere




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.


1 – 3 years



• 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



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




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