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Sports Reporter/Fill-In Ancher (WLS-TV)

WLS Sports Reporter/Fill in Anchor

Job Summary:

ABC7/WLS, the ABC Owned Television station in Chicago, IL has an opening for a collaborative sports reporter/fill-in anchor who is responsible for covering various sports beats to craft high impact sports content. The reporter will also fill-in on the anchor desk, as needed. The reporter is a compassionate and ethical employee who is committed to reporting the facts, with integrity above all else! They must be a standout colleague, compelling journalist, and inclusive storyteller with the ability to authentically engage and connect with a diverse audience. Additionally, the reporter must demonstrate a full understanding of the powerful voice and responsibility journalists have to, and with, the communities they serve.

What You Will Do:

•    Outstanding reporting, writing and interviewing skills
•    Ability to source and generate impactful sports stories, relying on critical relationships with local newsmakers
•    Subject matter expertise in telling sports stories, and ability to demonstrate this from the field and anchor desk
•    Ability to report, write, capture visual content, edit and produce stories for multiple platforms on deadline, such as owned and distributed digital and social platforms
•    Active use of social media for promotion and news gathering
•    Proven ability to move an audience between linear and digital platforms
•    Demonstrate a strong dedication to the community, which includes representing the station and participating at various community events
•    Flexibility with scheduling to cover high-impact sports events and fill-in anchor duties, as needed

Required Qualifications:

•    Minimum 3 years of on air experience
•    Exceptional reporting, writing and interviewing skills
•    Ability to source and generate impactful sports stories, relying on critical relationships with local newsmakers

Preferred Qualifications:

•    Ability to shoot and edit video


•    Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university or equivalent work experience. Preferred emphasis in journalism or a related field.

Additional Information:

•    This position is covered under the Company’s collective bargaining agreement with AFTRA.
•    This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
•    Reporting Location – Chicago, IL
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About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.  This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Television.

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