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Sports MSJ

Buffalo, NY, USA


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About the Role

WGRZ, the TEGNA NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY, is looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Sports Anchor/Multi-Skilled Journalist who will excel in a market with two professional teams and a passionate fan base.
We’re seeking an independent, innovative storyteller who can break out of the sea of sameness and innovate local sports for a new generation with an emphasis on character-driven sports storytelling.
We’re looking for more than the highlights; we want perspectives, analysis and points of view on all things sports.
Our ideal candidate can tell stories in a unique way to capture the attention of an audience who’s already seen the national sports networks and has dozens of Twitter alerts on their phone.


  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting and digital platforms.

  • 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.

  • Use your skills to produce different sportscasts and specials that aren’t afraid to break the mold.

  • Deliver on-air events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.

  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.

  • Develop sources that allow you to break stories.

  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.

  • Enterprise sports stories. Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.

  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.


  • BA/BS in journalism, communications or related field.

  • 1-3 years of experience preferred Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems.

  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism.

  • A portfolio with examples of strong sports reporting.

  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots.

  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound 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 news situations and changing events.

  • Must be willing to travel Travel: Occasionally: 10-25%.

  • Work Environment Set: Office - Normally performed in a typical interior/office environment.

  • Physical Demands Set: Light work - Involves sitting most of the time, walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

About the Company


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